Your family may be entitled to compensation if your child developed rickets or suffered unexplained bone fractures while being fed a Neocate Formula product.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating rickets and unexplained bone fractures that allegedly occurred in infants and children fed Neocate Formula products. If you would like to learn more about filing a Neocate Formula Lawsuit, please call (888) 994-5118 or fill out the form on this page to obtain a free, no-obligation legal review.
Neocate Formula is a line of amino acid formulas (also known as elemental formula) intended for infants and children who suffer from:
Neocate Formulas include:
Neocate Formula is made from free amino acids – the building blocks of protein. These hypoallergenic formulas are designed to be easier to digest than formulas made from cows’ milk or soy.
In April 2017, a study published in the medical journal Bone suggested a possible link between Neocate Formula and an increased risk of bone disorders, including rickets and bone fractures.
The study involved 51 children who were diagnosed with hypophosphatemia, (low phosphate levels), a condition that can cause serious bone disorders, Skeletal radiographs demonstrated fractures, undermineralization, or rickets in 94% of the cases.
Many of the children had been fed nothing but Neocate Formula for variable periods of time prior to their diagnosis. All improved once they were prescribed supplemental phosphate or switched to a different formula.
Rickets is a serious bone disorder caused by a deficiency in vitamin D, calcium or phosphate. Untreated, rickets can lead to:
Infants and children face a higher risk of rickets because they are still growing.
Rickets symptoms vary and can be intermittent. They may include:
On an x-ray, rickets can resemble broken bones or breaks that have healed. Rickets and unexplained bone fractures in children who were being fed an elemental formula have resulted in child abuse allegations.
Your family may be entitled to compensation if your child was fed Neocate Formula and suffered rickets or bone fractures. To contact a Neocate Formula lawyer today, please call (888) 994-5118 or fill out the form on this page.
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