Contaminated Eye Drops Lawsuits
EzriCare artificial tear drops are being recalled after being linked to an outbreak of bacterial eye infections. The recall comes after testing conducted by the CDC found the presence of Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) bacteria in opened bottles of EzriCare eye drops. This strain of bacteria is particularly dangerous as it is resistant to certain antibiotics and can cause serious infections in humans.
What eye drops are being recalled?
EzriCare artificial tears and Delsam Pharma’s artificial tears are being recalled. They are both manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare. Currently, the CDC recommends stopping the use of these over-the-counter eye drops until further investigation is complete.
How did the eye drops become contaminated?
The CDC says it’s unclear whether the contamination happened after the bottles were opened or during the manufacturing process. However, the recall is necessary since the company didn’t adequately test its products for bacterial contamination. They also packaged the artificial tears in multiple-use bottles without adequate preservatives, which is a violation of the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations. According to the FDA, such products are supposed to be sterile.
What are the side effects of using contaminated Eye Drops?
The bacterial infections caused by these artificial tears have caused vision loss, blindness, hospitalization, and even death.
Contaminated Eye Drop Lawsuit
If you have suffered an injury from contaminated eye drops, the Bryant Law Center is here to help. Call us for a free consultation at (270) 550-1230. We are handling these cases in all 50 states. You won’t pay us anything unless we win your case!