The probiotic supplement ABC Dophilus was recalled after a premature infant died from mucormycosis, a severe fungal infection.
Need a Texas ABC Dophilus Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If your child was diagnosed with mucormycosis or a fungal infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
ABC Dophilus Powder Linked to Deadly Infection
ABC Dophilus is a powdered probiotic supplement that contains a mixture of “beneficial friendly bacteria.” Solgar, Inc. markets it specifically for infants and children. In some hospitals, it is routinely given to premature infants.
Several peer-reviewed studies suggest that probiotics could reduce the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis, but the FDA has found that these studies lack adequate documentation about safety risks.
In December 2014, ABC Dophilus was recalled after a very premature infant (under 32 weeks gestational age) developed gastrointestinal mucormycosis caused by the mold Rhizopus oryzae and died. The same mold was found to be a contaminant in an unopened bottle of ABC Dophilus.
The FDA warned:
“These products are not subject to FDA’s premarket review or approval requirements for safety and effectiveness, nor to the agency’s rigorous manufacturing and testing standards for drugs, including testing for extraneous organisms.”
Mucormycosis is an infection caused by a common fungus found in soil and decaying plant matter. Infections primarily occur in people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of infection include abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, and vomiting blood.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing an ABC Dophilus class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of children who were seriously injured by fungal infections or mucormycosis.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a good way for hundreds or even thousands of people with the same legal claim — for example, reimbursement for buying a defective product. However, they can also have disadvantages for plaintiffs with very serious injuries. Members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or high attorneys’ fees.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Our attorneys file individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on maximizing the financial recovery for people with the most serious injuries. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we can help you seek justice and compensation for your child’s injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent disability, your lost income, and more.
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