Mother alleges premature infant suffered partial intestine removal after developing NEC

A mother is suing Mead Johnson and Abbott, claiming her premature son required part of his intestines to be removed after developing necrotizing entercolitis.

Ariana Adorno, on behalf of herself and her minor child E.S., filed a complaint Sept. 1 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson & Company LLC, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Abbott Laboratories, alleging strict liability, negligence, intentional misrepresentation and other claims.

Adorno alleges in her complaint that her son E.S., who was born prematurely on Jan. 10, 2014, required a portion of his intestines to be removed after developing necrotizing entercolitis (NEC). She claims her son’s life-threatening disease was a direct result of his consumption of Similac and/or Enfamil cow’s milk-based products shortly after his birth. Adorno alleges the defendants negligently manufactured, designed, distributed, tested and marketed their cow’s milk-based formulas without proper warnings about the dangers to premature infants. She further alleges the defendants falsely claimed their cow’s milk-based products were safe and beneficial for premature infants when they significantly increase the risk of NEC in premature babies.

Adorno seeks monetary relief trial by jury and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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