Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is investigating reports of recalled eye drops causing severe injuries and even deaths for those using them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that many brands of eye drop products first recalled in early 2023 could be contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria and unsafe chemicals. Our team of product liability lawyers is standing by to provide legal counsel and guidance if you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or loss after using a contaminated eye drop product. Talk to our team of experienced lawyers in cases like these to see what legal options could be available to you.
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- Dr. Berne’s MSM Drops 5% Solution
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- Pharmedica Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops
At first, the recalls were limited to a handful of states that sold the first batch of suspected products. With more products added to the list in recent months, though, the recalls span essentially the entire country. Consumers in every state must be aware of these potentially dangerous products and others sold by the same manufacturers. Immediately stop using any eye drops that have been marked for recall.
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The majority of the recalled eye drops are believed to be contaminated by a drug-resistant bacterial microbe called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria are strong enough that they can significantly damage the cornea, enter the eye, and possibly damage the optic nerve. If untreated, a severe infection may occur that could be life-threatening for certain people.
Some recalled eye drop products contained methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a drug that has not yet gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. MSM is marketed unlawfully in the United States and still makes its way into some products. It is not clear if MSM can cause eye damage, though. More research is needed, which is why the FDA has not approved it yet.
Injuries & Deaths Caused by Unsafe Eye Drops
So far, contaminated eye drops have been linked to:
- At least 4 deaths
- At least 4 eyeball removal surgeries
- At least 14 cases of permanent blindness
- At least 81 cases of severe eye injury
The total number of people injured by the eye drops is not known. It is likely that many minor eye injuries have been caused by the products but have mostly gone unreported because hospitalization was not needed. Overall, hundreds of people – if not more – could have already been injured by these unsafe products.
Damages in Eye Drop Injury Claims
The damages available in an eye drop injury claim could vary from case to case. Our attorneys are looking into the situation to uncover damages that could be available to the average claimant or plaintiff. It is also worth noting that damages could look different if a class action lawsuit is ultimately used to pool plaintiffs into one plaintiff class.
The damages in an eye drop injury lawsuit could relate to:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Permanent disabilities like blindness
- Lost wages and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death in fatality cases
Talk to Our Eye Drop Recall Attorneys Now
Talk to Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale now if you or a loved one used eye drops and suffered an eye injury as a result. Our firm has the experience, resources, and skilled attorneys needed to handle any eye drop recall claim or lawsuit. Whether you temporarily lost your eyesight, have been rendered permanently blind in one eye, or lost a loved one to a fatal eye infection, our eye drop recall lawyers will be ready to stand up for you and fight for justice and compensation.
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