Category: Simply Thick

Injured Toddlers At Center of Simply Thick Investigation

News continues to spread about the dangers posed to premature infants by the Simply Thick gel. As we have frequently explained, the product is under investigation for causing deadly intestinal problems in infants given the gel either at the hospital or at home. The problem is not regional, as our Simply Thick attorney is working with families across the country who have suffered problems linked to the product.

Earlier this week, WTHR News published a story on one girl that is involved in the FDA Investigation that remains underway following the voluntary Simply Thick recall. The now nineteen-month old child, Hannah Konkle, had to fight for her life after suffering from the intestinal disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Continue reading “Injured Toddlers At Center of Simply Thick Investigation”

Legal Options Available For Infants Who Suffered Simply Thick Injury

Securing appropriate medical care is the first priority for any family who believes that their child may have suffered an injury because they were given the now-recalled Simply Thick gel. More parents are learning of the dangers of the product given to premature infants and frequently mixed into breast milk and baby formula. As blog readers know, the Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate the link between Simply Thick and the intestinal disorder known as necrotizing enterocolitis. It therefore remains vital for all families to stop using the product and quickly seek medical help at the first indication that problems may have developed. Continue reading “Legal Options Available For Infants Who Suffered Simply Thick Injury”

Simply Thick Lawyer Warns of Fatal Risks to Infants from Necrotizing Enterocolitis

infant face.jpgOver the past few weeks our Simply Thick lawyer has been sharing information with families who have given their premature infant the Simply Thick gel. New information continues to pour in on the risks that the product poses to infants who take it. Earlier this month forms of the gel were recalled after several infants died following development of an intestinal problem known as necrotizing enterocolitis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating well over a dozen more cases of babies who may have been injured after using Simply Thick. Continue reading “Simply Thick Lawyer Warns of Fatal Risks to Infants from Necrotizing Enterocolitis”

Investigations Continue Into the Safety of Simply Thick Gel

Families who have been following news of the Simply Thick recall may be feeling understandably anxious. Investigations are continuing into the safety of the product and its connection to the gastrointestinal disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings earlier this month about the danger the product poses to premature babies, many families realized that they may have unintentionally placed their infant at risk of developing this potentially deadly intestinal problem.baby_foot.jpg

The Simply Thick danger is particularly distressing because most families began giving the product to their prematurely born infant on the advice of their medical professional. Residents should be able to rely on the medical advice given by their healthcare providers. In this case it seems that the medical experts themselves were caught off-guard by the potential connection between Simply Thick and NEC.

The responsibility for the creation and promotion of this potentially dangerous product likely lies squarely with the manufacturers of Simply Thick. All those who sell items like this to the public have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe. This seems particularly true when a company is making a substance that is widely known to be given to our most vulnerable family members–premature infants. Continue reading “Investigations Continue Into the Safety of Simply Thick Gel”

Simply Thick Recall May Involve Manufacturing Contamination By Harmful Bacteria

simply-thick 2.jpgLast week we shared information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning about the thickening gel known as “Simply Thick.” It was explained how the consumer safety body had instructed the public against giving the product to premature infants. The administration is continuing to investigate the link between Simply Thick and the development of a fatal intestinal disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Details are still being uncovered, but according to a story this week in the Holly Springs Patch, the problem may have stemmed from bacteria contamination at one of the manufacturing plants for the product. Specifically, the company voluntarily recalled all Simply Thick packets manufactured at its plant in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The FDA noted the reason for this Simply Thick recall declaring it to be “a result of the company’s failure to ensure that harmful bacteria of possible public health significance were destroyed in the manufacturing process at that manufacturing plant.” Continue reading “Simply Thick Recall May Involve Manufacturing Contamination By Harmful Bacteria”

Law Office of Eric H. Luckman Working With Victims Harmed By Simply Thick

simply-thick.jpgOur Palm Beach injury lawyer at the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman recently began representing a family whose young child was harmed after using the gel known as “Simply Thick.” Many local parents have been adding Simply Thick to the formula used by their newborn children who have swallowing issues and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The product is most often given to premature infants, but babies who went to full-term have also received the product after having issues with spitting up and inadequate weight gain. Now the major national regulatory body is warning all consumers that Simply Thick may pose hidden dangers to the children who take it. Continue reading “Law Office of Eric H. Luckman Working With Victims Harmed By Simply Thick”