NEC in Newborns Contracts

If you are a lawyer who is currently taking up cases involving necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns, Atraxia Media will help you secure the perfect clients.

Law firms whose main areas of practice are personal injury and wrongful death may now have a keen interest in cases of premature babies who were fed formula based on cow milk in the newborn intensive care unit and subsequently developed necrotizing enterocolitis. With the help of our resourceful team, attorneys who are seeking these kinds of cases will be able to secure the best clients eligible to file a claim on behalf of their children. Atraxia Media will also help your law firm with your legal marketing campaign, which will increase the visibility of your business and ultimately attract significantly more clients who meet your requirements.

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Our Eligibility & Screening Criteria in NEC in Newborns Cases

The team of Atraxia Media has vast experience in delivering contracts to legal clients based on their specific criteria. We have become knowledgeable with regard to cases of necrotizing enterocolitis in babies who were given formula based on cow milk and thereby have what it takes to aid you to launch your NEC in Newborns campaign and have signed contracts delivered to your law firm. Our team is ready to implement a retaining campaign that will entail the following:

  • Pre-screening. Because we understand that you want to avoid wasting time evaluating the situation of each and every client who requests your services, our team will efficiently take care of the pre-screening of all prospective clients to clearly determine whether they are a good fit for your law firm. We are aware that not every person who reaches out to you meets the eligibility criteria, and this is where our team comes in.
  • Screening each case. Since we will have solid knowledge concerning your eligibility criteria, we will screen each potential client by asking simple questions and conducting interviews to see whether their case would be suitable to be taken up by your law firm. Our primary mission during this step of the process is to get to the core of each case so as to differentiate between eligible and ineligible clients.
  • Following up with potential NEC in Newborns clients. To maximize the effectiveness of interaction with prospective clients, we will follow up with every person who seems to qualify for filing a claim with the assistance of your law firm. Our follow-up strategy takes into consideration the period of time during which the prospective client is available to talk, among other important aspects.
  • Delivering signed contracts to your law firm. Deciding to work with our team of experts is a very wise idea, as you are bound to receive a constant flow of signed contracts from us. We are committed to providing you with the contracts you need.
  • Connecting you with a greater volume of prospective NEC in Newborns claimants. We have been working on increasing the number of good cases a law firm receives for several decades, which means that we have the necessary experience and resources to make sure that you will experience a heightening in the volume of clients.
  • Running in-house marketing strategies that generate cases. By virtue of our internal intake department, we receive the leads in real-time, and they are subsequently assessed based on the criteria you provided us.
  • Getting NEC in Newborns potential plaintiffs entirely exclusively to your law firm. At the moment, plaintiffs involved in necrotizing enterocolitis in prematurely born infants cases are in high demand. However, we will strive to discover the best clients specifically for your law firm.

People who are eligible to file an NEC in Newborns claim must have a child who meets the following criteria:

  • they were born prematurely, at 37 weeks or less, or they were born underweight, at 5 pounds and a half or less
  • they were given Enfamil or Similac formula after 2012 in the hospital while in the newborn intensive care unit
  • they were diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis within 2 weeks of receiving formula based on cow milk
  • they passed away as a consequence of necrotizing enterocolitis or the health complications it caused

Consequently, if you are a lawyer who specializes in cases of this kind and plan to take up as many as possible, we encourage you to give our team a call, and we will quickly get to work so as to make sure you will benefit from the best clients, as well as from the largest number of qualifying cases. Our areas of focus include personal injury and defective products, which means that we have everything necessary to help your business flourish.

NEC in Newborns Facts & History

As a rare condition in babies who are born on time, necrotizing enterocolitis is quite common in infants who are born prematurely, namely before 36 weeks of gestation. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a very serious condition and is often fatal, as it causes intestinal tissue to die rapidly, which may result in a hole in the abdomen of the baby. Subsequently, bacteria can escape through that hole and lead to the development of severe abdominal infections. If the medical team fails to promptly address necrotizing enterocolitis, the baby will most likely die or have to struggle their entire life with debilitating health complications such as the following:

  • brain injuries
  • cerebral palsy
  • blindness in both eyes
  • intestinal perforation
  • liver problems
  • short bowel syndrome
  • intestinal stricture
  • developmental delay
  • failure to thrive

Annually, over 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the U.S., and nearly 70% of necrotizing enterocolitis cases occur in premature infants. It is crucial to note that a major risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis is feeding the baby formulas based on cow milk during the time they spend in the newborn intensive care unit instead of breast milk. Up to 80% of baby formulas on the market contain cow milk, which is very unsettling when we consider premature babies. The reason why formulas based on cow milk can lead to necrotizing enterocolitis is that these products lack the essential probiotics that are naturally found in breast milk. These are only some of the baby formulas that have been associated with this horrible condition in infants:

  • Similac
  • Up&Up Infant Formula
  • Enfamil
  • Happy Baby Organic
  • Earth's Best
  • Go & Grow
  • Parent's Choice
  • Baby's Only
  • Loulouka
  • Holle
  • Bobbie
  • Kendamil

In 2012, the members of the American Academy of Pediatrics distinctly stated that children born prematurely must be fed human breast milk exclusively, which is the only way to avoid the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis. As a consequence, parents of babies who came to struggle with this condition after 2012 have the legal right to file a claim for the suffering of their child, as well as to seek compensation for wrongful death if the infant passed away due to necrotizing enterocolitis.




  • October: Abbott Laboratories agreed to a $19.5 million settlement for a class action lawsuit to resolve claims its Similac infant formula does not make as many servings per package as promised on the labels. The settlement benefits consumers who bought various Similac products between June 24, 2016, and September 22, 2022. The settlement covers a number of Similac product lines, such as Advance, Sensitive, Total Comfort, and Organic.


  • May:
    • In May of 2021, the parents of a prematurely born infant who passed away due to necrotizing enterocolitis took legal action against the manufacturers of Similac, alleging that the companies failed to warn consumers with regard to the deadly risks. More precisely, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, both companies that produce Similac. It was filed on May 14, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California by Alicia Restad and Daniel Renteria-Hernandez, the parents of Daniel Renteria-Hernandez.
    • According to the lawsuit, the child was born on April 29, 2019, at Dignity Hospital in Merced, California. He was a premature newborn, weighing only 2 pounds and 2 ounces after just 31 weeks of pregnancy. As a consequence, he was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit of the Valley Children's Hospital, where he was fed Similac formula to stimulate his growth and development. At 16 days, Daniel passed away due to necrotizing enterocolitis. The lawsuit states that the manufacturers of Similac failed to warn consumers with regard to the danger for babies who are fed this formula of developing and dying from necrotizing enterocolitis (case number 1:21-cv-00798).
  • June:
    • In June of 2021, the parents of another child who was fed Enfamil in the hospital because the boy had been prematurely born also filed a lawsuit because he eventually developed necrotizing enterocolitis. His treatment involved surgery to remove a considerable part of his intestines. The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson Nutrition, the company that manufactures the baby formula.
    • Alarmingly, neither Similac nor Enfamil has been recalled, despite the multiple lawsuits filed against the manufacturers. The Similac lawsuit invoked a study from 1990 in which 926 newborns were found to be 6 to 10 times more susceptible to developing necrotizing enterocolitis if they were given exclusively formula based on cow milk in comparison to babies who were fed breast milk. Furthermore, over the past 3 decades, there have been numerous reputable medical studies pointing to the same risk associated with formula based on cow milk when it is given to premature babies (case number 21-L-000560).

Our team offers the highest quality of service, and we are fully committed to delivering superior results to your law firm by helping you find the best clients, as well as by increasing the number of good cases you take up. Atraxia Media provides cost-effective and transparent strategies for promoting your law firm through the use of advertising and by screening and qualifying clients. We have vast knowledge when it comes to the legal market industry, which means that you can rest assured that the popularity of your law firm and your success in representing a large number of clients will skyrocket.