What is necrotizing enterocolitis?

Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is a serious disease that affects the intestines of premature infants. It typically happens within the first 2 weeks of life in babies who are fed formula instead of breast milk. In this condition, bacteria invade the wall of the intestine. Inflammation sets in. This can create a crack or gap that allows nasty germs to leak into the abdomen. If not treated, it can lead to serious infection and death.

Why Trivent Legal ?

With over 800 NEC cases reviewed, Trivent Legal is the go-to partner for comprehensive case screening and merit assessments. We have immense experience in providing specialized record review services for the NEC. Our NEC questionnaire service is one such customized service which is a  Q & A format chronology of only the case focus events

Through our expertise in NEC cases, we have developed targeted focus strategies for successful NEC product litigation.

Case Review Focus Areas:

1. Whether the patient fed with formula product?

2. Did the patient develop necrotizing enterocolitis?

3. When and where was the injury diagnosed?

4. The extent and duration of the injury from formula product

5. Treatment/management of the Adverse Events (AE’s)

6. Follow-up visits for management of complications/AEs

7. Outcome/prognosis

8. Any medical history of the infant that could have had an effect on the injury

Our  Specialized Services for NEC

Chronology :

We will capture significant medical events in chronological order. 

Chronology focus area includes: 

  • Birth details 
  • Maternal history 
  • Feeding prior to NEC diagnosis 
  • NEC diagnosis/treatment/management 
  • Any other complication secondary to NEC 
  • Other comorbid factors 

NEC questionnaire :

  • Simplified version of chronology 
  • Will be in question-and-answer format. 

This will cover: 

  • The patient’s personal information/mother details. 
  • Additional factors which lead to NEC. 
  • Feeding details prior to NEC diagnosis  
  • NEC diagnosis and treatment details in short narrative timeline. 

Extraction :

Another service to support review directly in medical records. 

We will extract medical records pertinent to the feeding information/NEC diagnosis and treatment details in chronological order.  

This will be provided as a single PDF including all the above information or as individual PDFs with the records being separated for feeding, NEC details and other required details.


If you have a case to be reviewed and summarized, please reach out to us at 610-674-6901, , chat on our website or email us at [email protected]