Tennessee Similac Baby Formula Lawyer
Did your baby become sick after consuming Similac baby formula? If your baby was hospitalized after using Similac baby formula that was purchased after August 2021, you may be eligible to join a class action against the company responsible for causing devastating injuries to infants with contaminated formula. These are catastrophic cases that deserve legal representation. To find out more about joining a class action claim, you should get in touch with an experienced Tennessee Similac baby formula lawyer who can help. At Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, PLLC, we are currently providing legal representation to clients in Similac baby formula lawsuits.
Similac Powdered Infant Formula Produced in Abbott Nutrition Facility
What do you need to know about dangerous baby powder causing serious and deadly infections in infants? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the following powdered infant formulas have been connected to consumer reports of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections: Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered infant formulas.
These baby formulas were produced by Abbott Nutrition in the company’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan. As of April 1, 2022, the FDA has received four reports of Cronobacter sakazakii infections and one report of a Salmonella Newport infection. According to the FDA, all five infant illnesses resulted in hospitalization of the babies affected, and in two of the cases, Cronobacter may have contributed to infant deaths.
The FDA explains that these bacteria “can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine.” Common symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Poor feeding;
- Temperature changes;
- Grunting breaches;
- Abnormal movements; and
- Bowel damage.
What Should I Do If I Have This Dangerous Product?
If you currently own any Similac, Alimentum, or Elecare powdered baby formula that was produced in Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan, you should not use any of the baby formula. You should also avoid any baby formulas that were produced at this facility. Any of the following information on your baby formula could mean that it is affected and should not be used, according to the FDA:
- First two digits of the code are 22 through 37;
- Code on the container contains k*, SH, or Z2; and
- Expiration date is 4-1-2022 (i.e., April 2022) or later.
If you previously used Similac baby formula and have concerns about your child’s health, you should seek advice from your baby’s doctor. If your infant shows any symptoms associated with Cronobacter or Salmonella, you should seek medical care for your child immediately. You should then contact a lawyer about joining a lawsuit against Abbott Nutrition.
How Do I Join a Class Action Lawsuit for Similac?
A class action lawsuit is a specific type of claim that is filed by one plaintiff (or a small number of plaintiffs) on behalf of a much larger group of potential plaintiffs who have experienced the same or similar harm. In class action cases, the group of affected parties make up a “class,” and each member of the class can be eligible for compensation in a lawsuit holding the defendant accountable for widespread injuries.
To consider filing a claim against Abbott Nutrition for contaminated Similac, Alimentum, or Elecare baby formula, you should get in touch with a class action injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.
Contact Our Tennessee Class Action Lawyers Today
If your baby was hospitalized after ingesting one of the affected formulas, a Tennessee Similac Baby Formula Lawyer can help. Contact Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, PLLC today for assistance with your claim.