Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Contaminated Artificial Tears
EzriCare® Artificial Tears, which are over-the-counter eye drops used to treat dry eyes, have recently been linked to various types of infections, including infections that may cause blindness and even death.
A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the presence of a bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) in EzriCare’s lubricant eye drops.
If you developed an eye infection or experienced vision loss after using EzriCare Artificial Tears, you may be able to file a lawsuit for your injuries and pursue compensation. Contact us today to learn more.
EzriCare Artificial Tears and the Eye Infection Outbreak
A multistate cluster of infections linked to these eye drops has been reported. This infection cluster containing 56 isolates from 50 patients was identified by the CDC in partnership with state and local health departments across the following states:
- New Jersey
- New York
- New Mexico
The specimens collected as part of the cluster’s identification were gathered from May to December 2022. The CDC ultimately concluded that EzriCare Artificial Tears was likely the primary culprit for the infections since most patients identified as part of the cluster reported using the product before they exhibited symptoms.
FDA Announces Nationwide Recall
On February 2, 2023, Global Pharma Healthcare announced it is recalling all lots of their Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, distributed by EzriCare, LLC and Delsam Pharma due to possible contamination. The CDC alerted FDA to an investigation of a multi-state cluster of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-β-lactamase (VIM)- and Guiana-Extended Spectrum-β-Lactamase (GES)- producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-GES-CRPA) infections possibly associated with the use of the artificial tears manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare. To date, there are 55 reports of adverse events including eye infections, permanent loss of vision, and a death with a bloodstream infection.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
We currently accepting EzriCare Artificial Tears induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had an infection from EzriCare Eye Drops, you should contact our EzriCare Attorneys or call us at (973) 228-9898.
The consultation is free and if we accept your case, we only get paid if we win the case.