Baby Formula Recall

The U.S. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation chose the Northern District of Illinois to handle lawsuits against Abbott Laboratories over the tainted infant formula. Abbott wanted it to be in Connecticut, but the Panel selected Illinois because the majority of cases are from Illinois and Abbott’s headquarters is in Illinois.

The U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois has received at least half a dozen of these lawsuits, with filings starting on February 25th and March 1st. Many of these lawsuits claim that Abbott, a north suburban firm, failed to warn parents about the dangers of giving the formula to their children before they bought it. Abbott also denies that Abbott did not promptly replace the recalled formulas.

FDA announced February 17 that it was looking into complaints about Cronobacter Sakazakii and Salmonella Newport in four infants who allegedly ate powdered Infant Formula Recall Lawyer at an Abbott facility near Sturgis, Michigan. According to the FDA, Cronobacter may have contributed in one infant’s death.

According to FDA, Cronobacter was found in several environmental samples. A review of internal records by the firm also revealed that there was environmental contamination with Cronobacter. The firm also destroyed product because of Cronobacter.

Abbott also announced that it would recall Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powder formulas manufactured at the Sturgis facility.

Abbott increased its recall to include Similac PM60/40 after a Similac baby died from the poison. This case, as the others, remains under investigation.

Cronobacter bacteria can cause serious health problems, including meningitis or bowel damage. There is also the possibility of the bacteria spreading to other parts of the infant’s body.

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