In recent months, the medical and legal communities have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the recall of Artificial Tears eye drops. The recall, initiated due to bacterial contamination, has led to severe infections among users across the United States. Tragically, at least four deaths have been linked to these infections. This article aims to provide a comprehensive legal analysis of the situation, focusing on the implications for affected users and potential legal remedies.
The Artificial Tears Recall and Its Consequences
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update on the Artificial Tears infection outbreak in May, revealing that at least 81 infections in 18 states have been linked to the recalled eye drops. The infections have resulted in four deaths, numerous hospitalizations, and cases of vision loss. In some instances, the severity of the infection necessitated surgical eye removal.
The recall was first issued in February 2023, following the discovery of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination in EzricCare and Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears eye drops. These products were widely distributed through various retail outlets, including Amazon.com and Walmart. They were also directly supplied to hospitals, healthcare centers, and nursing homes nationwide.
Following the recall, many Artificial Tears lawsuits have been filed, including individual suits by those diagnosed with infections and class action claims seeking economic damages and medical monitoring. These lawsuits allege that the manufacturers failed to perform proper microbial testing, leading to the sale of contaminated products directly to consumers.
Legal Implications and Potential Remedies
As the number of reported eye drop infections continues to rise, so too does the number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers. These lawsuits claim that the manufacturers’ failure to conduct adequate microbial testing resulted in the sale of contaminated products, causing consumers to suffer from severe eye infections, permanent vision loss, and other injuries.
Lawyers are actively investigating potential eye drop infection lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of EzriCare and Delsam Pharma’s eye drops. These lawsuits seek compensation for multiple injuries and side effects caused by the contamination, including eye infections, partial blindness, permanent blindness, bloodstream infections, and other injuries caused by the eye drops.
If you or a loved one has been affected by the use of these recalled eye drops, it is crucial to understand your legal rights and potential remedies. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact Alonso Krangle Immediately if You Have Been Injured by Artificial Tears Eye Drops
If you have been injured using Artificial Tears Eye Drops, we urge you to take immediate action. Contact Alonso Krangle at (800) 403-6191 to discuss your case. Our experienced team of legal professionals is ready to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.
Don’t let your rights be compromised. Reach out to Alonso Krangle at (800) 403-6191 today. We are committed to ensuring those responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Let us help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.