FDA Eyedrop Recall Attorneys
Eyedrops Recalled for Bacterial Contamination
Lyons & Simmons is currently investigating a developing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall of several eyedrops brands. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, certain eyedrops manufactured without preservatives have become contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause severe eye injuries, vision loss, and even life-threatening infections. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to using an eyedrop product, then we want to hear from you to see if you have the grounds to file a claim or lawsuit or to join a multidistrict litigation (MDL) effort if it becomes necessary.
Why should you choose Lyons & Simmons for your eyedrop injury lawsuit?
- We have a full team of trial attorneys who can handle the toughest opponents.
- We have earned a long history of incredible settlements and trial awards for past clients.
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- We have the capabilities and resources needed to represent clients nationwide.
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Make the call today. Dial (844) 297-8898 to speak with our FDA eyedrop recall lawyers.
Eyedrops Recalled by the FDA
So far, dozens of individuals have suffered eye injuries and vision loss due to contaminated eyedrops. Many of them were interviewed by safety groups like the FDA to figure out which products were causing the severe infections.
At this time, the following brands of eyedrops have been recalled:
- Aru Pharma Lubricant Eye Drops
- EzriCare - Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops
- Delsam - Pharma Artificial Eye Ointment
- Apotex - Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15%
- Pharmedica - Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops
- Others from Global Pharma Healthcare
The recall affects batches that were sent to several states, including California, Florida, Texas, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, Connecticut, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Please immediately stop using any eyedrop product that matches the above product descriptions. Seal the container and keep it in a place that can’t be accessed by pets or children. Inform everyone in your household to not use the eyedrops in any circumstances. Call us at (844) 297-8898, and we can tell you when you should discard the product because it might be useful for your claim to keep it temporarily.
Furthermore, this list of recalled products could be updated in the near future as more unsafe eyedrops are identified. Be sure to visit our website frequently for more information as it becomes available.
Why are the Eyedrops Dangerous?
A bacterium – Pseudomonas aeruginosa – has been identified in the recalled eyedrops. This bacterium is resistant to most antibiotics, so it can easily trigger severe infections, especially with repeated exposure through multiple uses of the eyedrops. People with immune system deficiencies or pre-existing health conditions could be put in a life-threatening situation after using the contaminated eyedrops just once.
Bacterial infection of the eye caused by unsafe eyedrops has been linked to:
- Serious eye injuries
- Temporary vision loss
- Permanent blindness
Damages in Eyedrop Injury Lawsuits
At Lyons & Simmons, our FDA eyedrop recall lawyers are currently investigating the situation to determine what damages should be owed to injured plaintiffs and their families. Given that the eyedrops can cause severe injuries and infections, the compensation owed to a plaintiff could be significant.
Compensation owed to you as an eyedrops lawsuit plaintiff might include:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Complications caused by permanent blindness
- Lost wages and income
- Pain, suffering, and lessened enjoyment of life
Our law firm is one of the nation’s most trusted for handling complex and high-stakes lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries. As such, we are focusing our practice on eyedrop lawsuits that involve blindness, severe infections, and/or wrongful death. If you or a family member have suffered life-changing consequences due to the use of contaminated eyedrops, then you should call (844) 297-8898 right now.
Contact Lyons & Simmons to Start a Claim
You could have a few different legal options if you or a loved one were seriously injured by contaminated eyedrops that have since been recalled by the FDA. Please allow our highly experienced team to work on your case to see the most efficient way forward. Even if the product that you used has not been recalled by the FDA yet, you could still be able to file a claim against the product manufacturer, so don’t hesitate to explore your options. Lyons & Simmons offers comprehensive legal representation to people across the country.
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