Do you have a child that suffered from bone fractures and/or rickets after taking Neocate infant formula?
Neocate infant formula is a hypoallergenic formula that is given to infants and children who may have allergies to ingredients in traditional baby formulas.
However, Neocate baby formula was recently linked to severe side effects including:
- Broken bones
- Skeletal deformities
- Stunted Growth
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Hypophosphatemia (low blood phosphate levels)
- Long-term skeletal damage
If you have a child who uses or used Neocate infant formula and suffered from one of the Neocate formula side effects listed above, you may qualify to join this Neocate formula lawsuit investigation. Get help from a Neocate lawyer by filling out the free form on this page.
What is Neocate Infant Formula?
Neocate is an elemental formula given to infants and children who are unable to tolerate formulas made from milk or soy. The proteins in elemental formulas are broken down 100 percent into amino acids to avoid any allergic reaction or any type of intolerance.
Nutricia North America, the makers of Neocate advertise the baby formula as “hypoallergenic” and “nutritionally complete for infants 0-12 months.” Nutricia also claims that Neocate “supports normal growth and development.”
The formulas that are part of the Neocate line include:
- Neocate Syneo Infant
- Neocate Infant DHA/ARA
- Neocate Nutra
- Neocate Junior
- Neocate Junior with Probiotics
- Neocate Splash
What are the Neocate side effects?
A Neocate study published in the journal Bone in 2017 showed a link between Neocate milk and low blood phosphate levels, also known as hypophosphatemia. Low phosphate levels can lead to problems such as dangerously low bone density, which can cause rickets, skeletal deformities, stunted growth, and broken bones.
Read more: What Is Hypophosphatemia?
The Neocate formula side effects study which was done by Yale University and the Mayo Clinic found that the phosphate in Neocate was not very well absorbed by the children using the formula.
The Neocate study looked at 51 children in both North America and Ireland who were fed Neocate infant formula as their primary source of food. Out of the 51 cases the researches looked at, 94 percent were found to have rickets, broken bones, or low phosphate levels.
The researchers noted that “most all improved with the addition of supplemental phosphate or change to a different formula.”
While rickets is typically linked to a Vitamin D deficiency, it can be caused by any deficiency that harms bone health. However, it is very rare for the lack of phosphorus to be the cause. Rickets is the condition of soft bones, which can lead to bone deformity.
A 2002 study found that phosphorous is as important as calcium when it comes to building strong bones.
The research which was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that calcium and phosphorous are “co-dependent” when it comes to bone health. Phosphorous helps with bone health by maximizing the strengthening benefits of calcium.
Bone is more than half phosphorus. It also necessary for tissues and fluids.
Neocate Formula Side Effects & Complications Results in CPS Investigation
A Mississippi father found himself under investigation for child abuse by Child Protective Services (CPS) when several fractures were found on his son’s body, the Clarion Ledger reported. His son is a 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. The boy is fed through a feeding tube, and Neocate was his main source of food.
It wasn’t until the man’s adult daughter saw a television ad by a personal injury attorney about the dangers of Neocate that the formula came under suspicion as the probable cause.
They had the boy’s bone density tested and found that it was very low. At that point, they decided to ween the boy off of Neocate.
“If my daughter didn’t see that on that commercial, they’d have taken my kids away from me,” the Mississippi father told the Clarion Ledger.
Do I qualify to file a Neocate lawsuit?
If you have a child that takes Neocate and has suffered from bone fractures or other Neocate complications or side effects such as rickets, you may qualify to join this Neocate lawsuit investigation.
Read more: Should You File a Neocate Lawsuit?
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