Court rejects claim that Remedia baby formula caused autism

August 24, 2011 17:42


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The Central District Court rejected on Wednesday a lawsuit brought against the Remedia baby food company by the parents of an autistic child who claimed his child's condition was caused by the controversial soy-based baby formula.

However, Judge Esther Dudkiewicz  ruled to accept the expert opinion of Professor Avraham Steinberg, a senior pediatric neurologist at the Shaare Zedek Hospital that there was no causal relationship between the child's autistic spectrum disorder and the baby formula.

In 2003, Remedia was involved in a scandal in Israel after three babies died and 20 more became seriously ill after consuming the baby formula, which did not have the required amount of vitamin B1.

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