Everything You Need to Know About the Baby Formula Lawsuit

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Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company, manufacturers of infant formulas Similac and Enfamil, are being sued after their products have been linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).

The ongoing baby formula lawsuit alleges that the companies knew their cow-based milk infant formulas posed a danger to premature infants and failed to properly warn parents and medical professionals about the risks.  

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, our award-winning team of lawyers are known for their extensive experience litigating against companies that sell dangerous products, prescriptions, or medical devices. Our firm has taken on some of the biggest companies and corporations including Pfizer, Progressive, and Procter & Gamble, just to name a few. 

Our firm is currently investigating cases of NEC caused by formulas: Similac Special Care (Abbott Nutrition), Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier and Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare Infant Formula (Mead Johnson & Company). 

NEC has been found to mostly affect the intestines of premature and low-weight infants. The disease causes the intestinal wall to become inflamed and later destroyed, leading to infection and blood poisoning. Forty percent of infants who suffer from the disease die from it. 

If you are looking to file an NEC baby formula lawsuit, it is important to understand your state’s deadline (statute of limitations) for filing a lawsuit so that you may recover financial compensation for your damages and losses. 

The statute of limitations in Florida for a product liability claim or a defective product claim is 4 years from the date of injury. The statute of limitations becomes 2 years if the claim includes wrongful death.

Contact our lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe for a consultation if you believe that your child’s injury or death was caused by NEC as a direct result of being fed one of the formulas being investigated in the lawsuit. 

Bio: Matt Dolman of Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers is a nationally recognized advocate for injury victims and a relentless litigator. Dolman has been named to the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and was repeatedly selected among the top 40 trial lawyers under the age of 40 by the same organization. 

He has served as lead counsel on cases in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. He has an office in Clearwater where he resides, and has additional offices in Orlando, Tampa, Bradenton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other Florida locations.

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