Wexler Boley & Elgersma LLP is currently investigating claims that Abbott Laboratories failed to disclose the presence of heavy metals in its Similac powdered infant formula, as well as its knowing, reckless, and/or intentional practice of failing to reveal the lack of quality control in manufacturing. If you or a loved one purchased affected Similac powdered formulas for infants, you may qualify for a Similac toxic infant formula lawsuit.
Why Are Customers Filing Similac Toxic Infant Formula Lawsuits?
As one of the primary manufacturers of infant formulas in the U.S, Abbott Laboratories Similac brand of products has been a trusted option for nutrition. Abbott Laboratories perpetuates this belief by labelling their products as containing healthy and nutritious ingredients that help support proper development and growth.
However, recent testing conducted on five Similac Infant Formulas confirmed the presence of toxic heavy metals. The affected products include:
Independent testing also confirmed the presence of two heavy metals in another of Abbott’s products:
Devastatingly, it has recently been disclosed that Abbott Laboratories ignored its duties to ensure proper quality control measures when making food for the most vulnerable population – infants – and instead manufactured infant formula in “egregiously unsanitary” conditions with failing quality control measures. In fact, members of Congress have stated that “’it feels like there’s just corruption from the top down at that plant…Abbott appears to have a long-running ‘culture problem’ at the plant, not just a few instances of food safety violations.”
What are the Health Risks of Heavy Metals in Infant Formula?
Scientists have long known that certain heavy metals can severely and permanently endanger the health and well-being of those exposed. Potential health risks of toxic heavy metals include:
Abbott’s packaging omits any reference to the risk that its infant formulas contain heavy metals in a manner that Plaintiffs claim violates consumer protection laws. If you have purchased Similac-branded infant formula and would like more information regarding the firm’s Similac toxic infant formula lawsuit, contact our attorneys today.