Lawsuit Filed When Child Gets Fatter But Not Taller After Drinking PediaSure

  • A grandmother who purchased Abbott’s PediaSure Grow and Gain for her grandson alleges Abbott deceptively markets the drink as clinically proven to increase children’s height.
  • Joanne Noriega on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Abbott Laboratories alleging violation of New York Business Law and other claims.
  • Noriega, according to her complaint, purchased PediaSure Grow and Gain  Vanilla and Strawberry drinks for her eight-year-old grandson. She claims that after a year of drinking two PediaSure drinks per day, her grandson was still “short for his age” and that he had become so overweight, he had to stop drinking the PediaSure.