Guide to Filing a lawsuit against NEC

As NEC is the most common and serious intestinal disease among premature babies, it’s important to know what causes it. Babies under a certain weight are more likely to have an issue with this complication of prematurity.

In the past few years, there has been a surge in the number of lawsuits filed against formula manufacturers for causing nec. 

Parents whose child died or was harmed by NEC after ingesting baby formula products for premature infants are filing NEC baby formula claims against the manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac. If you’re one of those parents, Nec formula attorneys will help you file a lawsuit against manufacturers.

What Baby Formula causes NEC? 

The two brands of baby formula that are most frequently linked to causing NEC are, Similac along with  Enfamil. This is despite decades of research linking the use of cow’s milk-based formulas to NEC in premature infants. These well-known baby formula brands were marketed as safe. It was also claimed that the baby formula could be a superior replacement to breastmilk. However, crucial information regarding safety was not disclosed to hospitals, parents, and medical professionals regarding the danger that the side consequences of Similac or Enfamil can result in surgical NEC or even wrongful deaths among infants.

Why do Babies Develop NEC?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an extremely serious and sometimes fatal digestive injury that can be caused by premature infants being fed Similac or Enfamil infant formulation at the NICU or in a hospital.

A baby can develop NEC when harmful bacteria penetrate the intestines’ wall which causes the intestines to be affected or to die. If not treated, NEC can cause intestinal tissue to die, leading to perforations in the intestines, which let bacteria leak into the abdomen or get into the bloodstream. 

NEC usually progresses rapidly from minor feeding issues to:

  • Sepsis infections can be life-threatening
  • Intestinal narrowing;
  • Short bowel syndrome;
  • Developmental delays;
  • Inability to prosper.


NEC may be fatal

In many instances, the preemie baby’s NEC diagnosis leads to the requirement for urgent operation to remove a part of the intestine, or to fix a hole in the intestines with one of the procedures known as ostomy. The surgical treatment for NEC may leave a child with disabilities and injuries that last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, around 30 percent of premature NEC cases lead to deaths.

How can you submit your Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) lawsuit?

Did your premature baby develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after being given formula for babies in the NICU or in a hospital? Our lawyers can assist.

Yes. NEC legal action and formula for baby wrongful-death lawsuits are being pursued by families of premature babies diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) following having been fed Similac and Enfamil Baby formula.

NEC legal action is currently being filed against baby formula makers because they failed to warn parents, doctors and hospitals about NEC adverse consequences.

The sum of the NEC settlement negotiated through the Baby formula lawsuit will be determined by what damages a jury could award if the case is brought to trial. So, the amount paid by every family to settle their infant’s necrotizing Enterocolitis case will be based on the credibility of the evidence linking the diagnosis with Similac or Enfamil and the effects that result from injury.


If you determine that you or your loved one might qualify for financial compensation or settlement, it is up to you whether or not to engage the law office of our firm. All lawsuits concerning baby formula can be dealt with by NEC lawyers who are bound by the terms of a contingency fee arrangement which means there aren’t any costs or fees incurred until we succeed in getting a settlement or compensation in the case.

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