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Toxic Baby Food Autism Lawsuits

Never has there been a greater need to hold companies accountable for their choices and prevent future wrongdoing when it comes to the safety of babies and children.

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Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuits

The facts underlying the ongoing toxic baby food litigation are particularly upsetting because the companies we have entrusted the most to protect our children’s safety are the ones who have betrayed that trust in the worst way imaginable—by prioritizing profits over protection.

A congressional oversight committee has proven that six companies betrayed the public trust by selling baby food containing high levels of toxic chemicals. The report also brought to light that these food manufacturers knew their products contained high levels of toxic metals—yet they chose to do nothing about it.

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“Baby food manufacturers hold a special position of public trust. Consumers believe that they would not sell products that are unsafe. … As this staff report reveals, baby food manufacturers … have broken the faith.”
– Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Committee on Oversight 
 and Reform U.S. House of Representatives. February 4, 2021

About the Congressional Report: Toxic Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury

In 2021, a congressional report found commercial baby foods contained significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including: Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium and Mercury. Exposure to toxic heavy metals endangers infant neurological development and long-term brain function.

Toxic heavy metals have absolutely NO place in baby food. The FDA and World Health Organization have declared them dangerous to human health, especially to babies and children whose developing bodies are particularly sensitive to their neurotoxic effects. The facts uncovered thus far in this case are nothing short of horrifying. According to internal company documents and test results obtained by the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy in the US House of Representatives, commercial baby foods are tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Even low levels of exposure can cause serious and often irreversible damage to brain development. Many of those harmed by exposure to these toxins will need ongoing support and resources throughout their lives.

“Inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are toxic heavy metals. The Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have declared them dangerous to human health, particularly to babies and children, who are most vulnerable to their neurotoxic effects.”
– Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Committee on Oversight 
 and Reform U.S. House of Representatives. February 4, 2021

The report states “The test results eclipse the FDA recommended levels: including results up to 91 times the arsenic level, up to 177 times the lead level, up to 69 times the cadmium level, and up to 5 times the mercury level.” The report goes on to suggest mandatory testing, labeling, voluntary phase-out of toxic ingredients and FDA standards. As well as parental vigilance. But to this day, baby foods containing toxic heavy metals bear no label or warning. Manufacturers are free to test only ingredients, or to conduct no testing at all.

It’s time to hold these companies accountable.

Your family may be eligible for compensation and ongoing assistance.

If you are the parent of a child five years old or younger who developed autism after eating baby foods named in the report, fill out the discovery questionnaire on this page for a free claim review.

You could be compensated for:

  • Special Education Costs
  • All Related Medical Costs
  • Other Emotional Problems
  • Punitive Damages
  • Emotional Distress
  • Caregiver Costs
  • Financial Loss

No one can ever undo the damages these companies have caused. But we can hold them accountable and secure your family the financial assistance it deserves. Across California, parents like you are acting now—we’re here to help.

The first step is to assess your case. Time is of the essence to pursue these claims

Contact Scranton about Baby Food Autism Lawsuit.

Holding corporations accountable is what we do best. Since 1973, we have been fighting to protect the rights of injured persons and their families. We’ve been at this for a long time and have established a track record you can depend on.

We consider this to be one of the most important cases we have ever been involved with since our inception as a law firm. Never has there been a greater need to hold companies accountable for their choices and prevent future wrongdoing when it comes to the safety of babies and children.

Contact us today to take the next step.

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