The CDC issued a warning to consumers back in February about contaminated eye drops from EzriCare and Delsam Pharma. Now, the CDC has updated their reports (As of March 14,2023) that at least 68 people have been infected in 16 states.
Victims are experiencing vision loss, blindness, and severe infections. There have also been three confirmed deaths linked to the eye drops.
Health professionals are investigating the outbreak to find out what is contaminating the drops and how it happened. The bacteria is reportedly an antibiotic resistant microbe, making it hard to treat victims with infection.
If you are experiencing adverse effects from recalled drops, contact a skilled Denver faulty eye drops attorney now. We may be able to help you get compensation for your losses.
What Eye Drops Were Recalled?
The recalled eye drops are from EzriCare and Delsam Pharma which are based in New Jersey and New York. They are manufactured in India by Global Pharma Healthcare.
Packaging Details and Recall Lot numbers for EzriCare Artificial Tears
- Ezricare NDC 79503-0101-15, UPC 3 79503 10115 7
- Delsam Pharma’s NDC 72570-121-15, UPC -72570-0121-15
CDC Data From State and Local Health Departments
A total of 68 infected people have been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, there have been:
- Four eye surgeries
- Eight people with vision loss
- Three deaths
Where Are the People Who Are Affected by the Recalled Eye Drops?
Currently, there are sixteen states with known cases of infections linked to the recalled drops, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
What Symptoms Are People Experiencing From the Eye Drops?
Reported symptoms of bacterial infection after eye drop use include:
- Eye discharge
- Blurry vision
- Extra sensitivity to light
There are also cases of corneal infection, respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, and blood infection linked to the eye drops. Three people have died, eight have experienced blindness in at least one eye and four have had an eyeball surgically removed.
While bacterial infections. Are usually treated with antibiotics, the particular bacterial strain in the drops is drug-resistant.
What Kind of Legal Claim Can I Make Against the Responsible Parties for Faulty Eye Drops?
Colorado consumers injured by a defective product have a right to hold any of the following parties liable for damages:
If you experienced vision loss after using EzriCare Eye drops or EzriCare Artificial Tears, Delsam Pharma’s eye products, you might qualify to file a defective product lawsuit.
Ezricare is currently facing a lawsuit for violating FDA manufacturing guidelines, including insufficient microbial testing and lack of adequate tamper-evident packaging.
Steps to File a Defective Eye Drops Claim
If you experienced vision loss. Blindness, infections, or other known side effects, you might be able to file a lawsuit for contaminated eye drops. The first step is to get medical attention as soon as you notice unusual symptoms after using EzriCare or Delsam Pharma drops or artificial tears.
The next step is to call an experienced Denver eye drops lawyer who knows how to handle product liability cases. Be sure to keep a record of all medical treatment and expenses related to your eye injury.
Contact a Skilled Denver Product Liability Lawyer to Help You Get the Compensation for Your Injuries
For more information about how our legal team can help you get compensation, visit our website. As a Colorado consumer, you are protected by law and have legal recourse for any injuries caused by defective products. So, if you experienced vision loss, blindness, or other long-term impairments from faulty drops, contact us now. We’ll get started on your case right away.
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