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Baby Food Lawsuits Allege Brain Damage Caused By Toxic Heavy Metals

Baby Food Lawsuit Due to Heavy Metal Toxins - Riddle & BrantleyOur attorneys are actively investigating claims that toxic heavy metals in baby food can cause serious injury, including neurological damage (brain damage). Brain damage potentially caused by toxic baby food may result in IQ loss, attention deficits, and other learning and behavioral problems. If your infant has been fed a qualifying baby food and was later diagnosed with brain injury or another neurological disorder, you may be entitled to compensation in a toxic baby food lawsuit. Certain diagnoses including autism and ADHD may qualify you for a baby food lawsuit — see additional information on case criteria below.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced baby food lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below. The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover financial compensation for you in your baby food lawsuit, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.

What Do Baby Food Lawsuits Claim?

In 2019, a nonprofit organization called Healthy Babies Bright Futures published an alarming study entitled “What’s In My Baby’s Food?” The study involved a close examination of many national baby food brands, and determined that 95 percent of tested baby foods contained potentially dangerous toxic chemicals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.

Initial Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit

Following the report, a lawsuit was filed by multiple parties alleging that certain heavy metal-contaminated baby foods had caused their children’s autism. Manufacturers of baby food named as defendants in the baby food lawsuit included Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Inc., Gerber Products Co., Inc., Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (“Earth’s Best Organic”), and Nurture.

This early baby food lawsuit alleged that manufacturers knew their products were contaminated with toxic heavy metals and failed to warn consumers of the dangers. The lawsuit also claimed that these baby food manufacturers failed to warn the general public of the risks associated with the toxic chemicals.

Congressional Investigation Into Toxic Baby Food

Baby Food Lawsuits Due to Brain Damage - Riddle & BrantleyFollowing the 2019 report on toxic chemicals in baby foods, a U.S. House of Representatives committee launched a congressional investigation. Test results and company documents were requested from major baby food manufacturers named in the report and several companies complied. The committee’s report, “Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury,” was released on February 4, 2021.

The report determined that heavy metals in contaminated baby food were present at dangerous levels, and could potentially impact infants’ neurological development and long-term brain function. 

The committee determined that:

  • “Commercial baby foods are tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsensic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.”
  • “Exposure to toxic heavy metals causes permanent decreases in IQ, diminished future economic productivity, and increased risk of future criminal and antisocial behavior in children.”

While four companies complied with the committee’s requests for information, Walmart, Campbell Soup Company, and Sprout Organic Foods did not.

Which Brands of Baby Food Contain Toxic Heavy Metals?

According to the 2019 report and 2021 congressional investigation, dangerous levels of toxins were found in the following brands of baby food:

    • Nurture (HappyBABY and Happy Family Organics)
    • Hain Celestial Group (Earth’s Best Organic)
    • Beech-Nut 
    • Gerber
    • Campbell Soup (Plum Organics)
  • Walmart (Parent’s Choice)
  • Sprout Foods (Sprout Organic Food)
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How to File a Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit

If your infant has been fed a heavy metal-contaminated baby food and was later diagnosed with a qualifying neurological problem, you may be eligible for a baby food lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced trial attorney handling baby food lawsuits, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

Do You Qualify?

In order to qualify for a baby food lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The infant was at least one of the following contaminated baby foods for at least one year:
    • Nurture — Happy Family Organics and/or HappyBABY
    • Beech-Nut
    • Hain Celestial Group — Earth’s Best Organic
    • Campbell Soup — Plum Organics
    • Walmart — Parent’s Choice
    • Sprout Foods — Sprout Organic Food
    • Gerber
  • The infant was later diagnosed with severe ADHD or autism

IMPORTANT: Criteria for ADHD and autism cases that may be eligible for a baby food lawsuit is evolving. For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced baby food lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.

Keep in mind that this litigation is in an early stage, and as with any case, no outcome is guaranteed. Defendants strongly deny any liability and/or wrongdoing associated with the allegations and no settlements have been agreed to.

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Baby Food Lawsuit?

Heavy Metal Baby Food Lawsuit Attorney - Riddle & BrantleySince 1985, Riddle & Brantley’s product liability lawyers have been fighting to hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable for defective and/or dangerous consumer products. Our compassionate injury lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our deserving clients (see disclaimer below), and we would love to help you if we can. We believe Justice Counts. For a FREE consultation concerning a potential toxic baby food lawsuit, please call us today at 1-800-525-7111. 

We pride ourselves on treating every client like family, and if you decide to hire us for your case, we’ll fight tirelessly for your right to justice and compensation.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

With more than 220+ years of combined legal experience, our baby food lawsuit attorneys have been recognized with many prestigious memberships and awards (see disclaimer below), including:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle, Darren Dawson)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle, Chris Brantley, Darren Dawson))
  • Super Lawyers (Gene Riddle, Adam Smith, Darren Dawson)
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (Gene Riddle, Adam Smith, Darren Dawson)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Gene Riddle, Darren Dawson)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (Alex Riddle)
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Gene Riddle)
  • The Litigator Award (Gene Riddle)

“They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.”

Tonya T., Riddle & Brantley client

If your infant has been diagnosed with a qualifying condition like ADHD or autism after being fed a heavy metal-contaminated baby food (see complete list of qualifying products above), you may be entitled to compensation in a baby food lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk. There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Justice Counts for infants who have suffered neurological damage potentially due to toxic baby food. We’re ready to help however we can.


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.