Texas Cronobacter LawyerBaby formula has been linked to deadly outbreaks of Cronobacter infections in Texas and other states.

Need a Texas Cronobacter 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 baby or a loved one was diagnosed with a Cronobacter infection from baby formula, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Baby Formula Recalled After Deadly Cronobacter Infection Outbreak

In early 2022, Abbott Laboratories recalled a massive amount of Similac, EleCare and Alimentum powdered baby formula after babies in Texas, Ohio, and Minnesota were infected with Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening illnesses.

What is Cronobacter?

Cronobacter infections are rare, but they are especially high-risk for newborn infants — up to 80% of infections are deadly for babies. Many babies who survive a Cronobacter infection are left with lifelong disabilities, brain damage, or complications of undergoing surgery.

What is the Risk?

The most serious complications of a Cronobacter infection include:

  • Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spine)
  • Sepsis (blood infection)
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) — intestinal infection
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Death

Cronobacter Symptoms

The symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths, and abnormal body movements. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.

Types of Cronobacter Bacteria

Cronobacter spp. (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii), are a group of Gram-negative bacteria that includes:

  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Cronobacter malonaticus
  • Cronobacter turicensis
  • Cronobacter muytjensii
  • Cronobacter dublinensis
  • Cronobacter condiment
  • Cronobacter universalis

Where Is Cronobacter Found?

Cronobacter can survive in very dry foods, like powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. It has also been found in sewer water, according to the CDC.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Babies who are infected with Cronobacter sakazakii can suffer severe intestinal damage and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), according to recent studies. NEC is a life-threatening intestinal complication that can quickly lead to sepsis and death.

Baby Formula Lawsuits

Baby formula lawsuits have been filed by angry parents who accuse formula-makers of failing to warn them about the increased risk of NEC from infant formula. These lawsuits accuse companies like Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Co. of putting profits above public safety by downplaying the deadly risk of NEC.

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