Wichita Baby Formula Lawsuit Attorneys
Holding Negligent Baby Formula Manufacturers Accountable
For parents, keeping their children safe is instinctive. However, it is hard for parents to keep their kids safe from dangers if they are not aware of them. Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported that several parents who bought baby formula that was later recalled have filed lawsuits against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of the recalled baby formula. Reportedly, three babies who were fed the formula became sick, and two of those babies died. At the time of this report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was investigating.
Why Is Baby Formula Being Recalled?
The baby formula that was recalled is reportedly contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport. Cronobacter sakazakii can cause intestinal damage, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The baby formulas that were recalled were made from cow’s milk. The baby formulas that are connected to the recall were all manufactured at one of Abbott Laboratories’ facilities in Sturgis, Michigan. Environmental samples from the facility confirmed the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii in the baby formula.
In addition to NEC, Cronobacter sakazakii can cause bowel damage, meningitis, and potentially fatal infections. Symptoms of Cronobacter sakazakii include jaundice, trouble feeding, grunting breaths, irritability, abnormal movements, and dramatic temperature fluctuations. Salmonella has serious consequences as well, including diarrhea, blood in stool and/or urine, lethargy, rashes, abdominal cramps, fever, and even death.
Which Baby Formulas Are Defective?
There are multiple brands of baby formula that may pose a risk to newborns. Most of the defective baby formulas should have been removed from store shelves at this point. However, that may not be the case. Brands of powdered baby formula that have been recalled include the following:
Consumers can visit Abbott’s website to check if they bought baby formula that is part of the recall. Parents whose children may have used any of the recalled baby formulas should contact their pediatricians as soon as possible.
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