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Parents Bring Federal Lawsuit After Tainted Baby Formula Injures Newborn
|. By Lucy Campbell|
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The lawsuit, which was brought in federal court in Chicago, was filed on behalf of Maria C. Kiely, a mother of a newborn baby boy. The suit alleges that Abbott knew that its baby formula was tainted for at least six days prior to announcing it to the public. As a result, the suit claims that the named plaintiff's son, like thousands of babies throughout the country, suffered gastrointestinal health issues as a result of ingesting the tainted formula.
On September 22, Abbott recalled certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S. because an internal quality review revealed the presence of "a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility, " the company press release stated.
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