If you've ever used baby formula, you probably know that it's one of the most popular products on the market. But what if your child developed a serio
If you’ve ever used baby formula, you probably know that it’s one of the most popular products on the market. But what if your child developed a serious medical condition after using their formula? How do you know if this product is responsible for these injuries? In short: it’s not always easy to tell if a baby formula manufacturer has done something wrong—but there are ways to find out, and you should also get legal help from an experienced attorney.
Baby suffers from calcium deficiency
If your baby suffered from calcium deficiency (hypocalcemia) while using the formula you purchased, you might have a case against the manufacturer. Calcium deficiency is a serious condition caused by several factors, including breastfeeding problems and lactose intolerance. Other causes include malabsorption syndrome and kidney problems.
If your baby gets kidney problems
If your baby has kidney problems or must go on dialysis because of their product, you may have a case against the manufacturer. Kidney problems can be caused by many things, including high blood pressure and diabetes. It’s possible that these conditions were exacerbated by consuming formula made from low-quality ingredients such as soybeans and genetically modified corn syrup.
If your child developed Infant Botulism
If your child developed Infant Botulism after using their product, you might have a case against the manufacturer. Infant botulism is a rare but severe form of botulism that occurs when infants consume contaminated food or drink and bacteria from Clostridium botulinum grow in their intestines. The toxins produced by this bacterium can cause infant death if not treated quickly and adequately.
The symptoms of infant botulism include:
- Babies who develop this condition will start having trouble swallowing, drooling, constipation or diarrhea; loss of appetite; trouble breathing; weakness on one side; difficulty walking or sitting upright (especially if they’re not able to hold their head up); shallow breathing with chest pain that radiates up into the neck area (which may also feel cold).
If your child developed Lactose intolerance
If you have a child who developed lactose intolerance after using their product, you may have a case against the manufacturer. Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability of the body to digest lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in milk. Symptoms include bloating, gas, and diarrhea which can be severe enough to cause dehydration and weight loss.
If your child developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis
If your child developed Necrotizing enterocolitis resulting in permanent intestinal damage because of their product, you might have a case against the manufacturer.
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe condition that affects newborns and infants fed formula containing 2% or more carbohydrates. The disease causes digestive tract inflammation and can lead to death if not treated promptly. It’s most common in babies under 6 months old who were fed high-carbohydrate formulas during their first six months of life; however, this condition can also occur after other feeding tubes are placed, such as gastrostomy tubes or jejunostomy feeds.
Baby Formula manufacturers can be held accountable for the injuries and deaths their products cause. If you have had an experience like this, contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal options.