Baby formula manufacturer, Abbott, has begun a voluntary recall of some of their products after four newborns developed infections and required hospitalization. According to the recall, three of Abbott's baby formula brands, Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare, were found by the FDA to contain cronobacter sakazakii and salmonella, two types of bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections in young children. The four infections stem from Abbot’s manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, but the affected children were found in Texas, Ohio, and Minnesota, so the defective products may be in other locations as well. However, the search has narrowed down the products to serial numbers containing K8, SH, or Z2, beginning with 22 through 37, or if the expiration date is April 1st, 2022, or later, so you should check all products in your home to ensure they won’t endanger the health of your child.
All manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their products before they come to market, and Abbott is no exception. Product liability cases happen too often, but for it to cause young children to develop adverse health concerns is a step too far. Abbott knows who their products are intended for, yet they choose to act unethically and fail to inspect products that families rely on to feed their children despite the consequences. These very same families give Abbott’s products to their children daily, and if you did so recently, it’s recommended to bring your child to a medical professional to ensure their health wasn’t jeopardized by a product you can find on store shelves.
Morgan & Morgan stands as an ally to families with young children everywhere. If your child developed a bacterial infection from an Abbott product that required hospitalization, our attorneys are ready to stand by your side as you seek to hold them accountable for their crime. We understand how frustrated you are, so we’re prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf until we reach the best possible outcome for your situation and your child. With over 800+ trial-ready attorneys, the resources of an industry giant, and a network of team members across the nation, America’s largest personal injury firm is capable of taking on any bully organization, regardless of their size or influence.
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