Premature Baby Formulas Linked to Serious Medical Condition
In our latest issue, we’ll cover a wide range of investigations into companies that have been accused of dropping the ball to the point of negligence. First off, the manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac are facing some scrutiny after reports surfaced that their premature infant formulas can cause serious – and potentially fatal – intestinal issues for the babies they are supposed to help grow stronger. Lawsuits have also been filed over the Huntington Beach oil spill that happened earlier this month, and attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to file additional cases to help those who suffered business losses, medical problems and more. Plus, General Motors has been the center of some online complaints regarding the lifters in several vehicle models, and lawsuits may be filed to help drivers get back money for repair and replacement costs. Our final story this week delves into the recent settlement with Apple that resolves claims about the quality (or lack thereof) of replacement devices provided to AppleCare customers. We also have more in the way of settlements below. Thanks for reading – and stay safe out there.
Having a premature baby can be scary enough on its own, but attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that certain premature baby formulas have been causing additional complications. According to reports, certain Enfamil and Similac products can cause already vulnerable babies to develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious gastrointestinal problem that can lead to sepsis and death. It is believed that the presence of cow’s milk in the formulas and fortifiers are the root cause of the issue, and attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether lawsuits can be filed to provide compensation to families, as well as force the companies to make changes to how they make and market their products. If you had a premature baby that suffered necrotizing enterocolitis while using cow’s milk-based Enfamil or Similac baby formulas or fortifiers, share your story with us here.
In the early days of October, an oil pipeline from the Elly processing platform spilled more than 140,000 gallons of oil into the waters off the coast of Southern California. Residents of Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas are still dealing with fallout from the incident, as many have suffered damage to their businesses and livelihoods, all while potentially being put at risk for health complications. In the wake of the spill, a proposed class action lawsuit has been filed claiming that the owners and operators of the Elly oil rig acted negligently and are now responsible for the harm California residents have suffered. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to see if additional lawsuits can be filed to provide compensation for business losses, lost property values, medical expenses and more. If you were affected by the Huntington Beach oil spill, you can read up on the lawsuit and learn more about your rights here.
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Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to speak with owners and lessees of certain 2014-2020 General Motors (GM) vehicles who experienced problems with their car’s lifters, particularly those with active fuel management systems. Drivers have reported ticking and knocking noises coming from the engine, power loss, stalling and misfiring related to issues with the lifters – and now, attorneys are investigating whether a defect is to blame. Specifically, they’re looking into the possibility of shoddy lifters, issues with oil aeration or a problem involving the size of the lifter bores. If a defect is suspected, the attorneys may be able to file a lawsuit to help drivers get money back for repair and replacement costs. Head over to this page for more information on the issue, as well as a list of potentially affected vehicles.
If you’re an AppleCare customer who’s had issues with a replacement device not functioning as well as it should, you may finally be in luck. Apple has recently agreed to a $95 million settlement to help compensate those who found that their replacement devices weren’t as “good as new” in terms of performance and reliability but were actually refurbished devices built with a mix of new and used parts. We’ll need approval from the court before funds can be sent out – but if the deal goes through as is, AppleCare and AppleCare+ customers who received a remanufactured iPad or iPhone on or after July 20, 2012 may have some money coming their way soon. As it stands, most of those covered by the settlement won’t need to file claims, but will automatically receive payment from the settlement fund. For more information on the settlement proposal and how the administrators know who’s covered, head over to our blog.
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