EzriCare eye drops is an over-the-counter product that was commonly bought to treat red, dry, irritated, or scratchy eyes. Since almost every person has experienced these symptoms at some point in their lives, you most likely have seen these eye drops on the shelves at Walmart or on Amazon’s website. If you have taken this eye drop product and suffered complications or injuries, you may be wondering how to file an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit.
Why were EzriCare eye drop products recalled?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted the public about reports of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in multiple states after using EzriCare eye drops. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, very hard to treat, and can cause severe and dangerous symptoms in humans.
The CDC started conducting investigations on EzriCare eye drops and found Pseudomonas aeruginosa in many open bottles. Therefore, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned people to refrain from buying or using these eye drop products until the investigation is officially concluded.
Were people harmed by EzriCare eye drops?
According to NBC News, more than 50 people in 12 states have reported having Pseudomonas aeruginosa after applying EzriCare eye drops to their eyes. Over 10 people developed severe eye infections, three became blind, and one individual died after the bacterium reached their bloodstream. In addition, several others experienced urinary tract infections. The following are the 12 states in which patients reported infections:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
Who can file an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit?
It is important to know and understand that you cannot file an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit unless you meet the following criteria:
- You used EzriCare Artificial Tears recently or in the past.
- As a result, you suffered eye infections, vision issues, or other injuries.
If you believe that you have a potential case, you must be able to prove that your injuries, infections, or vision loss are due to using EzriCare. Our personal injury attorneys at Kwartler Manus LLC can assist you with gathering evidence to show this proof. We will do this by collecting photographs, medical reports, receipts, video footage, expert testimonies, and more.
How to file an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit
Kwartler Manus LLC is aware of the challenges and difficulties that these situations bring to our clients and their families. That said, we try our best to make filing an EzriCare lawsuit as smoothly and hassle-free as possible. Our personal injury lawyers will listen to your experience, go over your legal options, help you build a strong case, and guide you through the entire process. If you decide to work with our team, here are a few ways that we will help you when it comes to filing an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit:
- Evaluate your claim and determine if it is viable to take legal action against the manufacturer of EzriCare eye drops
- Collect evidence to build a strong argument against the defendant
- File an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit on your behalf before the deadline passes
- Stand up for your rights and negotiate a fair compensation for your injuries
- Represent you in court and explain the details of your case to the judge
What symptoms should I look for if I think that I might have an eye infection?
The CDC encourages people who have used EzriCare Artificial Tears to look for specific symptoms to determine if an eye infection is present. Some of these symptoms include:
- Eye pain
- Red eyes
- Blurry vision
- Vision loss
- Clear, green, or yellow eye discharge
- Feeling like something is in your eye
Even though Pseudomonas aeruginosa is very difficult to treat, it is recommended that you seek medical attention immediately after noticing any abnormal symptoms.
Contact Kwartler Manus LLC to file an EzriCare eye drop lawsuit today
If you suffer injuries from EzriCare eye drops and want to hold the responsible parties accountable, contact Kwartler Manus LLC at your earliest convenience. We are currently working with various clients who have experienced complications after using these eye drops and would be happy to work with you as well.
Call our office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. We look forward to hearing from you soon!