Baby Food/Heavy Metal Lawsuits Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of infants who were fed baby foods contaminated with heavy metals. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of popular baby foods claim that high levels of heavy metals in baby food may lead to complications, such as behavioral issues, low IQ, and learning disorders.

What Do We Know About Baby Food/Heavy Metal Lawsuits?

A report released on September 29, 2021 by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy revealed that baby foods produced by popular baby food makers contain exceedingly high levels of inorganic arsenic, lead, and cadmium.

This report followed an initial investigation in February into the levels of heavy metals in baby food. In that investigation, seven leading manufacturers were asked to submit data on heavy metal testing. With only four manufacturers reporting, the Committee found high concentrations of metals in baby food and the incorporation of ingredients in baby food products that do not conform to the company’s internal standards for metal contamination. The most recent report reveals that baby food companies knowingly market and sell toxic baby food products.

Two plaintiffs, Hannah Dempsey and Kathleen Hood, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia accusing Gerber of manufacturing baby foods with high levels of toxicity that increased children’s risk of experiencing long term neurological and developmental injuries. The lawsuit alleges that the companies endangered the health of children in order to increase profits and that parents would not have purchased the products if they were aware of its toxic ingredients. Other class action lawsuits against major baby food manufacturers allege that they used organized schemes to conceal contamination of their products with heavy metals.

Baby Food/Heavy Metal Injuries

Heavy metals in baby foods can affect neurological and developmental growth and may be linked to autism and attention deficit disorder. Contamination with heavy metals may have long term negative effects including an increased risk of criminal and antisocial behavior and permanent brain damage.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Baby Food/Heavy Metal Poisoning Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by Baby Food/Heavy Metal Poisoning , you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

Reports Linking Baby Food to Heavy Metal Poisoning

The Congressional Report discovered that some baby foods contain more than 90 times the maximum level of arsenic permitted in bottled water, 177 times the allowable levels of lead, 69 times the allowable levels of cadmium, and five times the allowable levels of mercury. Baby food companies have been asked to suspend the manufacturing and sale of infant rice cereal until regulations for arsenic are updated to protect infants.

In October 2021, the New York Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation into baby food toxicity urging the FDA to accelerate actions to remove toxic metals found in infant baby foods.

Liability Law and Heavy Metal Contaminated Baby Food

  • The manufacturers of popular baby foods claim that their baby foods contain adequate labeling, but the FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reiterated that exposure to toxic heavy metals in infants and children can lead to permanent neurological injury.
  • Claims against baby food manufacturers claim that they have not conformed to safety standards for toxic exposure in baby foods.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation.