Arsenic and Heavy Metals in Baby Food – Your Legal Rights
Baby food is a great and convenient way of making sure that your child’s nutrition needs are met without having to prepare food on a daily basis. However, a Congressional Hearing recently laid bare the secrets of the baby food industry when it released a damning report on the fact that many baby food brands were in fact laced with unacceptable levels of heavy metals. These compounds pose a serious health risk to growing brains as they have been linked to neurotoxicity which has been shown to lower IQ, cause aggression, criminal behavior and developmental delays, some of which may be permanent, leading to a lifetime of mental retardation.
Are you looking for a baby food class action attorney? Please contact us today if you used the major baby food brands over the last few years, have proof of purchase, and your child was diagnosed with a neurological condition that defies medical rationale. McCready Law has been at the forefront of class action lawsuits involving toxic baby food as well as common prescription drugs, and we’d love to put our resources to work for you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation to learn more about your legal options for compensation.
The baby food brands shown to have a heavy concentration of heavy metals include:
- Beech Nut
- Happy Baby by Nurture
- Plum Organics by Campbell Soup
- Walmart’s Parent’s Choice
- Sprout’s Sprout Organic
- Hain Celestial Group’s Earth Best
These products were found to have higher than is acceptable levels of mercury, cadmium, arsenic, all of which have been shown to cause toxic effects in the human body.
Some of the most common symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained aggression
- Abdominal pain
- Malaise and weakness
Baby Food Contains Arsenic?
The reason for baby food containing heavy metals is in part due to the presence of the same in pesticides, as well as industrial pollution. While these heavy metals are naturally found in the soil, higher than normal levels such as those that are found to concentrate in these foods can cause permanent health effects.
Gerber Baby Class Action Lawsuit Filed
To date, a Gerber class action lawsuit is in effect, with plaintiffs alleging that the company does not list the heavy metals in their ingredient lists which would have given consumers the option of whether or not to purchase Gerber’s line of baby foods. This legally constitutes as a breach of duty, and the negligence effectively leads to the poisoning of hundreds of thousands of babies some of whom may never fully recover.
Attorneys for Arsenic in Baby Food – Call Us Now!
Are you looking to join a baby food class action lawsuit? If you bought your child any of the brands and products listed above, have proof of purchase, and may still have some of the baby food, give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3547 and speak with a toxic baby food attorney to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.