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Neocate Lawsuit

Neocate Lawsuit

A recent study has linked Neocate formula to broken bone fractures, rickets, and low phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia).

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Neocate induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know had broken bone fractures or rickets from Neocate formula, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

In March 2016, Nutricia warned that babies with allergies who were given Neocate formula as a primary source of nutrition “should be routinely monitored by clinicians” — but they did not warn parents about studies linking Neocate with rickets or broken bone fractures.

What is Neocate Baby Food?

Neocate® is an amino-acid based infant formula for babies who are allergic to cow’s milk, soy, or other food allergies. It is manufactured by Nutricia and sold in the U.S. and other countries worldwide.

Neocate Rickets & Bone Fractures

In April 2017, Yale researchers published a study in Bone Journal after 51 children were diagnosed with low phosphate levels after they ate a diet consisting solely of Neocate formula.

Skeletal X-rays showed bone fractures, under-mineralization, or rickets in 94% of the children. The authors of the study concluded:

“The widespread nature of the findings lead us to strongly recommend careful monitoring of mineral metabolism in children fed EF (elemental formula).”

Neocate Baby Bone Fractures & Disfigurement

When not enough phosphate is absorbed by the body, it significantly increases the risk for broken bones, rickets, and other severe issues. Phosphate deficiency can be reversed by getting the children off Neocate and giving them another type of soy-based baby food — but some of the babies with bone fractures were permanently disfigured.

Neocate Formula Lawsuit

Our lawyers are evaluating Neocate lawsuits on behalf of children who were harmed by any of the following conditions:

  • Broken bones
  • Rickets
  • Low phosphate levels
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Unexplained bone fractures

What is Rickets?

Rickets causes soft or weak bones in children. It can be caused by low phosphate levels. The symptoms may include poor growth, pain, muscle weakness, bowed legs, thickened wrists or ankles, and a projecting breastbone. Treatment for rickets involves surgery to correct deformities — but some deformities are permanent.

Symptoms of Low Phosphate Levels

Children with low phosphate can develop rickets or broken bones. Phosphate is an essential mineral for proper bone strength. The symptoms of low phosphorus may include irregular breathing, poor appetite, muscle weakness, weight gain, or weight loss.

Do I have a Neocate Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Neocate induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child or somebody you know had broken bone fractures or rickets from Neocate formula, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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