Children Suffered Harmful Side Effects After Taking Neocate
What is Neocate and why is it Dangerous?
Neocate risks for the health of children who are fed this product have become increasingly apparent over the past few years. Most of these are related to bone development and skeletal health, as relying on a diet that exclusively consists of Neocate appears to result in serious nutritional deficiencies.
Children who have been given Neocate products have been reported to suffer from easily broken bones, rickets, skeletal deformities, and stunted growth, long-term bone damage and low levels of phosphate in the blood (a condition known as hypophosphatemia). A lack of phosphate in the blood has been associated with malabsorption of Vitamin D, which is important for healthy bone development.
Nutricia & Neocate
Nutricia, the company that manufactures and markets Neocate, produces six different formulas that may have been harmful to your child:
- Infant DHA/ARA
- Junior With Probiotics
- Syneo Infant
Harmful Side Effects & Information
Nutricia’s advertising has long claimed the Neocate line to be “nutritionally complete.” Evidence indicates that the company was aware of Neocate dangers as early as 2015 but may not have issued a proper warning. Nonetheless, Nutricia conducted its own studies, then changed its formulas to address the deficiencies in 2018.
- Bone Fractures & Broken Bones
- Vitamin D Deficiency
- Stunted Growth
- Skeletal Deformities
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Long-term skeletal damage
If your child was affected by these or other complications after using Neocate products, a Neocate lawyer can help in determining if you have grounds for legal action against Nutricia. Recognizing that there may be a connection between your child’s health problems and their use of Neocate is the most important first step, as many parents may not know about this risk and are therefore left unable to address the problem.