Infants and children who take Neocate medical formula were exposed to a risk for rickets, broken bones, and skeletal deformities as a result of hypophosphatemia. The manufacturer, Nutricia, has been aware of the phosphorus deficit suffered by many babies and children for several years, yet has never publicly warned consumers of the risk for Neocate rickets and broken bones. Critics say drug company executives quietly looked into the baby formula problems, issued a warning to physicians, and made changes to the Neocate formula, all the while maintaining its products were safe and nutritionally complete. As a result, many babies, toddlers, and children sustained broken bones and suffered from rickets and skeletal deformities from Neocate.
Persons whose child was harmed by Neocate are seeking clarification of the qualifications required to participate in a baby formula problems lawsuit. Our law firm offers free, no-obligation, confidential consultations to anyone who feels they may have a claim, but we have outlined the basic qualifications in this section. In general, these are factors that are considered in each Neocate lawsuit claim.
For persons who meet these qualifications, it is likely you will be eligible to file a Neocate lawsuit for rickets or broken bones. There are multiple reasons to file a claim. First, baby formula lawyers believe children who have suffered from Neocate problems may be eligible for compensation for the expense of medical treatment, pain, and suffering associated with Neocate broken bones and rickets. More meaningful than that to some is the opportunity to hold a large corporation accountable for consumer safety and dishonest business practices that have resulted in harm to children. Critics say Nutricia had a responsibility to warn the public of the risk posed by its line of Neocate products for hypophosphatemia.