Neocate infant formula has been linked to rickets in children, as well as long-term skeletal damage. You may be entitled to financial compensation if your child has been diagnosed with rickets, bone fractures or skeletal damage after consuming Neocate. Call 1-800-718-4658 today for a free, confidential consultation or complete the free, confidential “Do I Have A Claim?” form on this page. We only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery for you, so there is no risk to you.
Rickets & Bone Fractures in Babies Caused by Neocate
Neocate infant injuries, such as Neocate rickets or bone fractures, are believed to be caused by abnormally low phosphate levels in the blood of infants. Neocate formula ingredients contain an adequate amount of phosphate, so poor bioavailability of phosphate in Neocate has been proposed as an underlying mechanism for the cause of Neocate broken bones and hypophosphatemic rickets.
One study involved 51 children who were diagnosed with hypophosphatemia. Most of the children in the study had been solely fed Neocate for various time periods prior to diagnosis. 94% of the cases suffered from rickets, undermineralization or fractures. Most of the cases improved upon switching to a different formula or beginning phosphate supplementation. This heavily implies poor bioavailability of phosphate in Neocate’s products as the underlying cause of the hypophosphatemia, rickets and broken bones.
Nutricia has responded to the above study by changing their formula, adding a more bioavailable form of phosphate to the formula.
Researchers found in 2002 that calcium cannot function in bones without phosphate, finding that calcium and phosphate are “co-dependent” in bone development. Bones consist of over 50% phosphorus.
Neocate Baby Formula Side Effects
Soft, thin skull bones, also known as craniotabes, are typically the first sign of rickets. This may be accompanied by the forehead’s frontal bones protruding, a condition known as skull bossing, as well as delayed closure of the soft areas between the skull bones. Young children with rickets may display bowed legs as well as thickened wrists and ankles.
Children with rickets may suffer an increased susceptibility to bone fractures. Neocate’s side effects have actually been confused for child abuse. The father of a 10 year-old in Mississippi found himself being investigated for child abuse by Child Protective Services when doctors found unexplainable bone fractures in the child. The investigation didn’t end until the adult sister of the boy saw an attorney’s television advertisement about injuries caused by Neocate.
Neocate Lawsuit Claims
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You will receive the largest possible recovery with Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, who have recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of clients since their founding in 1990. Your questions and concerns will always be responded to promptly and courteously by our compassionate, professional staff since our founding motto is “our client is number one.” We only represent plaintiffs and we limit our staff’s workloads so our staff has the time to give individual attention to each of our clients.
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You may be entitled to a financial recovery in a baby formula lawsuit if your infant was diagnosed with rickets, a bone fracture or skeletal damage after consuming Neocate, so call 1-800-718-4658 today for a confidential, free consultation or complete the confidential, free “Do I Have A Claim?” form on this page.