Who Can File a Baby Food Lawsuit?
National Baby Food Heavy Metal attorneys provide information on who qualifies to file a baby food lawsuit for damage from toxic contamination
Babies fed with commercial baby foods from Gerber, Beech-Nut, Earth's Best Organic, or Happy BABY may have ingested toxic and harmful heavy metals. A 2021 congressional report shows that raw ingredients used in many baby foods, as well as finished commercial baby food products such as rice cereal, teething biscuits and strained carrots, contain unsafe levels of toxic heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic. Critics say baby food manufacturers have long since been aware of the dangerous levels of heavy metals found in some baby food, yet neglected to take action to improve product safety or even warn the public. As a result, millions of American babies have potentially been exposed to toxic heavy metals, which can result in permanent and severe damage to healthy early childhood development.
Parents and families whose child ingested toxic baby food and suffered a neurological or developmental problem such as ADHD or autism are seeking clarification of the qualifications required to participate in a heavy metal baby food lawsuit. Our law firm offers free, no-obligation, confidential consultations to anyone who feels they may have a claim, but we have outlined the basic qualifications in this section. In general, these are factors that are considered in each baby food lawsuit claim.
- Heavy Metals in Baby Foods: It is widely known that exposure to heavy metals during the earliest and most sensitive stages of development can wreak havoc on the body of a young child. Heavy metals in commercial baby food products are an unthinkable danger, and yet have been found to be commonplace at alarming levels. The most common heavy metals found in baby foods include arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. If your child or a baby in your family suffers from side effects of baby food heavy metal exposure, you may be eligible to file a baby food heavy metal claim.
- ADHD, Autism, or Another Diagnosis: Heavy metal exposure during infancy and childhood can lead to severe and irreversible damage to brain development and neurological problems such as ADHD and autism. Children who are exposed to heavy metals often have lower IQs, struggle with academic performance, and have behavioral problems. If your child or a child in your family has been diagnosed with any of these problems after eating commercial baby food, you may be eligible to file a heavy metal baby food claim.
For parents and family members of children who meet these qualifications, it is likely you will be eligible to file a baby food lawsuit for exposure to toxic heavy metals. TIt is very important that each family file a claim, for the following reasons: First, baby food attorneys believe families whose children were harmed from exposure to heavy metals in baby food may be eligible for compensation for suffering and damage associated with baby food heavy metal exposure. More meaningful than that to some is the opportunity to hold major corporations accountable for consumer safety and negligence. Critics say baby food manufacturers were well aware of the risk of heavy metal content in many baby foods yet neglected to warn the public, putting millions of vulnerable children at risk for serious and irreversible harm.