As the most common life-threatening surgical emergency in newborns, necrotizing enterocolitis occurs within two to six weeks after birth. Some of the risk factors for this condition are being born before the 37th week of pregnancy, being fed through a tube in the stomach, and weighing less than five pounds and a half at birth. Approximately 20% of babies with necrotizing enterocolitis die because of this condition. Unfortunately, most babies who survive necrotizing enterocolitis have to struggle with serious health problems during their life, such as:
It is important to note that if your baby survived necrotizing enterocolitis and has health complications, you cannot file a claim, as only the parents of children who passed away from this disease are eligible for compensation. If you are in this regrettable situation, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, and our expert team will carefully review your case to determine whether you qualify to file an NEC in newborns claim on behalf of your lost baby.
Atraxia Law has over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury claims, so we advise you to contact our team of professionals if you lost your baby to necrotizing enterocolitis. The only documents you will have to send us are the medical records of your baby. Eligible parents will be recommended a top-notch attorney to handle their NEC in newborns claims as soon as possible and obtain compensation on their behalf.