At the Nava Law Group, our Houston personal injury lawyers are keeping a sharp eye on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation into a multistate outbreak — including those recorded in the state of Texas — of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) associated with using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare® Artificial Tears.
As of February 2, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to purchase or use EzriCare Artificial Tears due to potential contamination, and EzriCare’s manufacturer, Delsam Pharma, has issued a nationwide recall citing “potential microbial contamination” that is resistant to certain antibiotics typically used as a last resort to treat severe bacterial infections in humans.
Because EzriCare eye drops do not contain preservatives, and a single bottle is designed for multiuse, the risk of bacterial contamination may be greater. If you or someone you love has suffered from an eye infection or other injury because of EzriCare’s use, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Houston today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for financial recovery.
What are the Symptoms Associated with EzriCare Artificial Tears?
Using or continuing to use contaminated eye drops can put consumers at serious risk of serious eye infections.
Currently, the highest risks are associated with the bottles sold with a safety seal and carton box, with the following product codes:
- Delsam Pharma’s NDC 72570-121-15, UPC-72570-0121-15
- EzriCare NDC 79503-0101-15, UPC 3 79503 10115 7
Common symptoms, infections, and medical issues associated with EzriCare include, but are not limited to:
- Blurred vision.
- Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye.
- Discharge from the eye.
- Endophthalmitis, also called inflammation within the eye.
- Keratitis, also called inflammation of the cornea.
- Pain or discomfort in the eye.
- Sensitivity to light.
In severe cases, the infections caused by EzriCare could lead to:
- Brain damage.
- Organ failure.
- Tissue damage.
- Wrongful death.
For EzriCare users who have not suffered permanent damage already, the following treatment options may be available to help cure their medical conditions:
- Combination therapy with varying types of antibiotics.
- Drainage or removal of infected tissue.
- Intravenous antibiotics.
If you have suffered temporary or permanent injuries from using EzriCare Eye Drops, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer, Delsam Pharma, for your complete damages.
Contact Our Skilled EzriCare Eye Drops Lawsuit Attorneys in Texas Today for Help
Contact our experienced Harris County personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group today by calling 713-218-2400 to discuss the details of your injuries to learn how we can help investigate your case during a free consultation.