Did Baby Formula Hurt Your Child?

Baby formula is a vital nutrition tool for parents, but new lawsuits have targeted some brands as being the causes of necrotizing enterocolitis. Parents using formula make that decision because they believe it is right for their child. Finding out that the formula may be hurting their child can be a devastating moment.  

Dealing with injuries to the most vulnerable people in your family demands compassionate attention and zealous advocacy. People across Mississippi turn to the attorneys of Hearn Law Firm, PLLC, when they face the most difficult matters of their lives.

Understanding Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a severe intestinal disease that affects premature and newborn babies. When the small and large intestine walls are damaged, it can lead to the death of parts of the intestine. The most common symptoms are:

  • Swelling, redness and tenderness of the abdomen
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Frequent greenish vomit
  • Low heart rate
  • Low blood pressure

Often, to correct the issue, doctors must perform surgery to remove the necrotic intestinal tissue. Additionally, most babies who undergo the procedure recover fully, but not all do.

The long-term effect of necrotizing enterocolitis is the inability to absorb the nutrients necessary to develop or grow properly. Babies in this position may need further, ongoing treatment.

Parents Placed In A Hard Position

There are many reasons to choose to formula-feed your baby. And despite the stigmas associated with formula feeding, you must make the decision that works best for you and your child. However, when the formula you choose turns out to be harmful, you end up in a desperate place.

You are not alone. Our attorneys are compassionate to your position and skilled in pursuing companies that cause injuries to any person.

Get A Free Consultation At Hearn Law Firm, PLLC

With offices in Blue Mountain, New Albany and Jackson, we work with people all over Mississippi. We are ready to hear your story and pursue compensation for injuries to your child. Schedule a consultation with us by phone at (662) 766-7777 or send us an email.