Infant Formula Recall Lawsuit Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of consumers who used certain infant formulas, including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare. Reports of bacterial infections in infants who were fed these infant powder formulas have prompted manufacturer recalls and an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

What Do We Know about Similac/Enfamil Infant Formula Lawsuits?

Abbott Nutrition announced a recall of certain infant formulas produced at its facility in Sturgis, Michigan and distributed all across the United States and other countries. Four cases of Cronobacter sakazakii and one case of Salmonella Newport infection were reported in infants who consumed these formulas. The first FDA recall was issued February 17 , 2022 and was expanded on February 28 to add Similac PM 60/40 after a second infant died. All five cases of bacterial infection required hospitalization and two total deaths occurred.

Lawsuits have been filed by parents whose infants consumed the recalled formulas claiming violations of federal and state consumer laws. In one case, Plaintiff Suarez alleges that his daughter drank formula from one of the tainted batches and experienced gastrointestinal problems.

Similac/Enfamil Infant Formula Injuries

Infant formula that has been tainted may lead to sepsis, meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spine), gastrointestinal distress, and even death.

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 at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Similac/Enfamil Infant Baby Formula and the FDA

The FDA first issued an alert on February 17 warning parents not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition following a voluntary recall by the manufacturer. The FDA’s warning contains specific information regarding which lots of baby formula is affected. The agency performed an onsite inspection at the facility where the contamination occurred and found several positive Cronobacter results from samples it gathered. Cronobacter infections can be especially dangerous for newborn infants, leading to sepsis or meningitis. As of February 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  announced an additional illness as a result of exposure to Abbott Nutrition’s Similac PM 60/40 at the same Michigan facility. Illnesses linked to contaminated formula were reported in Ohio, Minnesota, and Texas between September 16, 2021 and January 4, 2022.