Has your child recently used a powdered baby formula? Have they been treated for Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport? Your child may have contracted the infection from drinking baby formula.
At Bobby Jones Law, we are lawyers representing families whose children have been hurt by possible bacteria contamination from baby formula. If your child has been harmed by contaminated baby formula, you may deserve financial compensation. Our lawyers for baby formula bacteria recall are representing families whose children have been harmed by contaminated formula. We are taking new cases. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about the recall and whether you may claim monetary compensation for your child.
Similac, Alimentum and EleCare Baby Formula Bacteria Contamination
Abbott Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of three types of powdered baby formula:
All of the formulas affected are powdered. Liquid formulas are not affected.
Why is there a baby formula bacteria recall in 2022?
Abbott Nutrition has voluntarily recalled batches of its powered formula because of a risk of bacteria contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received four complaints of infant illness in three states that may be related to the formula. All four of the infants were hospitalized; one died.
Medical reports state that the infants contracted two bacterial infections – Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport. Cronobacter sakazakii causes sepsis and severe meningitis. In infants, it can cause seizures and long-term neurological problems. Medical professionals say that the mortality rate in infants may be as high as 40%. Salmonella Newport causes gastrointestinal illness and fever.
What baby formula is part of the 2022 bacteria recall?
Baby formulas that are part of the recall are:
- Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products, manufactured by Abbott Nutrition
- Powdered formulas only (not liquid formulas)
- Manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan
- Have an expiration date of April 1, 2022 or later
- Have a product code that starts with numbers from 22-37
- Contain K8, SH, or Z2 in the product code
The product code is located on the bottom of the container. Products were distributed in the United States and abroad.
Is my baby formula part of the 2022 bacteria recall?
To see if your products are under recall, go to similacrecall.com. Enter the product number. It is found on the bottom of the container. Alternatively, you may call 1-800-986-8540.
Can I sue if my child used contaminated baby formula?
If your child used contaminated baby formula, and suffered an illness or death as a result, your child may deserve financial compensation. Parents have a legal right to rely on the products that they use to be safe. This is especially the case when the consumer of the product is an innocent child. Consumer rights laws protect victims when there are problems in the manufacturing process that cause harm.
In this case, the problem in the process is the contamination of the baby formula during production. It doesn’t matter why the contamination occurred – the legal claim is because the child was hurt by a product that was defective. The type of case is product liability.
A child who is harmed may claim financial compensation for the financial impact as well as other ways that the child’s life has been hurt and impacted. Of course, when we’re talking about infants at the beginning of life, the harm is severe. The child’s life may be impacted forever. Certainly, what is supposed to be a peaceful time welcoming a new child to the family has been uprooted. Damages awarded may be high – but to receive a payment, parents or guardians must act on behalf of their child to initiate a claim. Our lawyers can represent your family and your child.
Lawyers for Baby Formula Contamination Injuries
At Bobby Jones Law, we are lawyers who advocate for individuals in society. We represent people who are hurt by the products they use, including infants and children. Our law firm is currently taking cases relating to the 2022 baby formula bacteria contamination. If your child is a victim, we invite you to contact us to see how we can help you and your child.
Our lawyers for baby formula contamination injuries specialize in product liability claims including contamination causing medical illness. It is our goal to help you assert your child’s rights, claim the financial compensation that your child deserves and receive justice for the harm that they have endured. Contact us today for a friendly consultation with our legal team with no obligation.
About the 2022 Abbott Nutrition Formula Recall
Abbott Nutrition admits that Cronobacter sakazakii was found in testing at its production facility. They deny that the bacteria appeared in testing for any of its distributed products. The FDA says that, because formula is the sole source of nutrition for many infants, they are “deeply concerned” by the possibility that some formulas may have been contaminated. Cronobacter is especially dangerous because of its ability to survive on dry products like baby formula.
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We know how devastating it can be when your child is harmed. Our lawyers are here to help and represent your family. There is no cost or obligation to talk with our team. We are currently accepting new cases relating to baby formula bacteria contamination. We want to start working on your case right away. Call or send us a message today to begin.