On February 2, 2023, Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited recalled EzriCare Artificial Tears because of suspected bacterial contamination.
Since the recall, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have joined forces with other local health departments to investigate and monitor the outbreak.
As of March 14, 2023, these federal and state health agencies have identified 68 patients in 16 states infected with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called P. aeruginosa.
How Has EzriCare Artificial Tears Contamination Impacted You?
You might be suffering from EzriCare Artificial Tears contamination if you experience one of the following symptoms:
- Yellow, green, or clear discharge from the eye
- Eye pain
- Redness of the eye
- The feeling that something is in your eye
- Blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light
The CDC also reported that some patients suffered complete vision loss and required surgical removal of the infected eye.
What Compensation Could You Recover?
A bacterial infection from EzriCare Artificial Tears requires immediate medical attention, which could lead to ongoing expenses. You might be entitled to the following forms of compensation:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Lost wages
An EzriCare bacterial infection might have caused permanent vision loss. In that case, you may need to change careers or alter your life in another way.
Additionally, a loved one might have suffered fatal injuries from EzriCare Artificial Tears. If you’ve lost a loved one due to EzriCare, you could file a wrongful death claim to support yourself financially.
How to File a Lawsuit for EzriCare Eyedrops Contamination
To file a lawsuit, you must first contact a Texas product liability lawyer. They will help determine whether you’re eligible. Generally, if you used EzriCare Artificial Tears and experienced one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, you could be entitled to compensation.
Once you’ve hired an attorney, they will begin investigating your case. You could help in this process by recording all your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. It’s also a good idea to journal how your injuries have impacted your life.
Your attorney’s primary goal will be to use this evidence to prove fault and liability. EzriCare and its manufacturer, Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited, could share fault for the contamination of their products.
Your case will proceed to trial if a settlement can’t be reached. There, your attorney must prove the at-fault party’s negligence in court. This involves establishing the liable party had a duty of care, they breached that duty, the breach of duty caused your injuries, and your injuries resulted in damages.
Call The Law Giant Today to Recover
P. aeruginosa is extremely rare and resistant to most antibiotics. You must stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears immediately and seek medical attention if you’re experiencing any symptoms of contamination.
Then, you should contact the Law Giant to recover the compensation you could be entitled to. Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers will use all our resources to find who’s liable and hold them accountable. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.