Recalled Eyedrop Lawsuits
Are you experiencing symptoms such as vision loss, total blindness, or serious infection after using certain brands of eye drops? You may have been affected by a recent nationwide recall of artificial tears and lubricant eye drops due to bacterial contamination.
Global Pharma Healthcare, EZCare, and Pharmedica are among the brands that have been involved in the eyedrop recall. The contaminants found in these eye drops can cause serious infections in the eyes, which can lead to permanent vision loss, blindness, or even death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to consumers about the potential dangers of using these contaminated eye drops. If you lost a loved one to an infection caused by eye drops, you could be entitled to file an eye drop lawsuit. If you had any serious injury as a result of one of the recalled eyedrops, you could also be entitled to serious compensation. Call our national eyedrop lawyers at 954-515-5000 or chat with us today to see if you may qualify for an eyedrop lawsuit.Symptoms of Eye Drop Contamination
Bacterial contamination in eye drops can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild irritation to serious infections. Some of the symptoms you may experience after using contaminated eye drops include:
- Redness and swelling of the eye
- Pain or discomfort in the eye
- Discharge or pus coming from the eye
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Feeling like something is in your eye
- Fever or other signs of infection
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after using eye drops, seek medical attention immediately. Your eye doctor can perform an examination and determine if you have an infection. If an infection is present, it is crucial to receive treatment promptly to prevent further damage to your eyes.Eyedrop Recall Details
The recall of these eye drops is due to the presence of a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). This bacterium is often resistant to common antibiotics and can be very difficult to treat. In some cases, infections caused by Bcc can lead to sepsis, which can be life-threatening. The affected eye drops were sold nationwide in retail stores and online. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products immediately and dispose of them properly.Possible Compensation for an Eye Drop Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been affected by these contaminated eye drops, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Product liability laws hold manufacturers and distributors responsible for the safety of their products. When a product is defective or dangerous, those who are harmed by it may have legal recourse.
Some of the types of injury cases that we may handle that could qualify for compensation:
- Permanent vision impairment or blindness
- Vision loss or damage
- Loss of an eye
- Death caused by infection
Compensation may cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your injury. We understand the impact that these injuries can have on your life and are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been affected by the eye drop recall, it is important to take action as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Jason Turchin has extensive experience handling product liability cases and can help you understand your legal options.
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with one of our attorneys, contact us today at 954-515-5000 or chat with us through our website.