If you’ve experienced health complications after using EzriCare or Delsam Artificial Tears, such as infection or vision problems, you might be eligible for compensation. Contact an eye drop lawsuit attorney as soon as possible to discuss whether you can pursue a claim against the manufacturer of EzriCare and Delsam eye drops to recover money for the harm you’ve suffered.
Federal health regulators have found evidence of a link between a drug-resistant bacterial infection outbreak and eye drop products sold under the brand names of EzriCare and Delsam. Regulators found traces of the bacteria in EzriCare and Delsam eye drop products. They identified inadequate safety procedures at the manufacturing facility as the source of the contamination.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has investigated cases of individuals suffering from infections of Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) reported between May 2022 and January 2023. The investigation found that about 85 percent of people with infections had used EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Artificial Tears. Investigators identified that patients had suffered an infection of a rare strain of CRPA and found the bacteria in bottles of EzriCare Artificial Tears. In response, EzriCare issued a voluntary recall for its artificial tears products.
An FDA inspection of EzriCare’s manufacturing facility found that the company’s manufacturing processes lacked procedures to maintain product sterility. They found potential contamination affecting batches produced between December 2020 and April 2022. In particular, FDA officials found that the facility’s water filtration system had malfunctioned, and the aseptic cleaning rooms lacked adequate airflow.
After that, several plaintiffs began filing lawsuits against the company. According to the CDC, 81 people in 18 states have suffered CRPA infections as of mid-May 2023, with four deaths, 14 people reporting vision loss, and four requiring surgical removal of an infected eyeball.
Some CRPA infections become severe enough to cause fatal health complications, as the CDC reports that four deaths have occurred in infected patients.
If you’ve used EzriCare or Delsam eye drops, you should watch for signs and symptoms of a possible CRPA infection, which may include:
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
You may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Artificial Tears if:
An eye drop lawsuit attorney can help you determine whether you have a legal claim against the EzriCare or Delsam eye drop manufacturer. Before speaking with a lawyer, you should gather evidence to help the attorney evaluate your case, including your medical records, receipts of purchases of EzriCare or Delsam eye drops, or notes/reports from treating providers linking your eye infection, vision problems or other health complication to your use of the eye drops.
If you have suffered an infection or other health complications linked to using contaminated batches of EzriCare or Delsam Artificial Tears, you may have a case against the eye drop manufacturer to recover compensation for your expenses and losses. A lawyer can assist you with a legal claim to obtain a financial recovery for your:
The manufacturer of EzriCare and Delsam eye drops will likely fight hard to avoid liability for harm caused by contaminated batches of the eye drops. When you’ve experienced injuries or medical complications after using EzriCare or Delsam Artificial Tears, you need an experienced lawyer who will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for you by:
If you’ve suffered a bacterial infection after using contaminated eye drops, contact an eye drop lawsuit attorney today. You’ll get a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn more about your eligibility for filing a claim against the at-fault manufacturer. A lawyer can help you pursue a lawsuit to secure the financial compensation you need for your harm and loss.