A family represented by the Schlesinger Law Offices in ongoing litigation over toxic baby formula manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was recently featured in an article published by Bloomberg.
The article chronicles the series of missteps and misconduct that took place at an Abbott Laboratories’ plant in Sturgis, Michigan, where an FDA investigation in September 2021 found evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacteria that can survive for months or years and cause devastating illness in infants, in powdered formula and how that discovery led to a sweeping recall and production shutdown that created an extreme nationwide baby formula shortage.
The article also tells the story of Owen Bayer, who contracted meningitis when he was 5 months old, and the harrowing trauma endured by his parents Jordyn and Zach, who watched as their child struggled in a St. Louis hospital before suffering a seizure, being intubated, and rushed into a helicopter so he could be airlifted to a larger medical facility.
After learning about Abbott’s recall, Owen’s parents brought several cans of recalled formula from their home to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for testing. A copy of the lab report confirming the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii in an open can of Similac Pro-Sensitive formula was provided to Bloomberg by Schlesinger Law Offices and included in the article.
While Owen is now at home, he is not out of the clear. As Owen’s mother Jordyn told Bloomberg, Owen may suffer from a range of disabilities and delays due to his infection.
“He could have mental delays, physical delays, learning disabilities, things that we’re not going to know for a while. We’re just supposed to be on the lookout. So, I’m always asking myself: ‘Is that normal?”
You can read the full Bloomberg article featuring our clients’ story here.
Schlesinger Law Offices is Fighting for Toxic Baby Formula Victims Nationwide
The Bayer family is just one of many being represented by Schlesinger Law Offices in ongoing litigation over Abbott-manufactured infant formula.
This includes numerous families across the country who have signed up as members of a class action lawsuit filed by our firm that accuses Abbott of endangering children due to “numerous unfair and deceptive acts and practices designed to mislead the public” when promoting and selling its products. The lawsuit covers formula products manufactured by Abbott Industries that were sold under the brand names imilac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare®. These products have been linked to bacterial infection, gastrointestinal illnesses, and several deaths due to contaminants such as Cronobacter and salmonella.
As we continue fighting for the Bayers and other families, we are also still receiving calls from those who suspect they may have a potential claim for injuries caused by Abbott’s toxic baby formula. If you have questions about a case of your own, we’re available to discuss your rights and how we might be able to help pursue the compensation you deserve.
For a FREE consultation, call (954) 467-8800 or contact us online. Schlesinger Law Offices is representing families in toxic baby formula litigation nationwide.