Ezricare and Delsam eye drops have recently been recalled. This recall has raises serious concerns for consumers as the defects prompting such recall put many individuals at risk of injury. This article was written to explain what is currently known about the eyedrops, which ones were recalled, why they were recalled, the potential dangers the eyedrops posed, and the legal remedies available for those effected.
EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Eye Drops’ Recalling of Purpose and Usage Details
EzriCare and Delsman Pharma eye drops— a/k/a artificial tears— are lubricating eye drops that are supposed to relieve dry eyes, irritation, and other symptoms. These eye drops provide a moisturizing and protective effect, like that of natural tears secreted by the human body. The usage frequency of these eyedrops vary but may be used multiple times a day depending on the user’s symptoms.
It’s important to follow the instructions on the product label and to consult with an eye care professional if you need clarification on the proper usage of the product.
The Origin of the Recall
The Companies initiated their recall due to the discovery of the antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria found in the eye drops. The presence of this dangerous bacteria significantly threatens its users. Such contamination was confirmed by the FDA, which led to the ultimate nationwide recall.
Contaminated eye drops pose serious health risks. If you or a loved one have used these eye drops and experienced any symptoms, we encourage you to seek medical attention immediately and receive the care you need.
Concerns with the Recalled Eye Drops
The recent recall has exposed the potential health concerns associated with using these eye drops. The symptoms reported by individuals who used these products are serious and can lead to long-lasting, irreversible consequences.
Some of the symptoms reported by users include itching, redness, swelling, and discharge from the eyes. There have also been more severe symptoms reported. The contaminated eye drops have led to severe antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, eye infections, permanent vision loss, urinary tract infections, and even death due to a bloodstream infection in one case.
The Scale of the Recall
The recall was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 2nd, 2023, following a comprehensive review of the situation and a thorough investigation into the source of the contamination. The recall involves two artificial tears brands, EzriCare and DelsamPharma’s Artificial Tears. These products were available nationwide through Amazon and Walmart.
Legal Remedies for Harmed Individuals
In the event of a product recall, individuals who have experienced a bacterial infection from using Ezricare Artificial Tears may be entitled to compensation. One legal avenue to pursue a remedy is a product liability lawsuit, which holds entities such as manufacturers responsible for injuries caused by their manufactured products. This type of lawsuit is in place to protect consumers and allow them to be fairly compensated for any harm they have suffered as a result of using a defective/contaminated products.
In a product liability lawsuit, individuals may be able to recover damages for their injuries. These damages may include compensation for economic losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other monetary losses. Harmed individuals may also receive compensation for non-economic losses such as loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, and the pain and sufferingthey experienced.
Individuals affected by these eye drops can, and should, seek legal assistance. An experienced attorney can help navigate the complex legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Filing a Legal Claim
When it comes to filing a claim for the recent recall of EzriCareand Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears eye drops, there are certain steps you need to follow to preserve your claim.
First, finding an attorney who specializes in recall cases is crucial. An experienced attorney will help you understand the course of your EzriCare Artificial Tears Lawsuit and provide guidance. They also help you identify what evidence needs to be gathered and with filing a claim.
One of the key elements of building a strong liability case is gathering the proper evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records or documentation related to the eye infections or other adverse reactions you experienced after using the recalled eye drops. You may also need packaging information from the eye drops and any documentation showing when and where you purchased the product.
Finally, your attorney will help you report the incident to the appropriate authorities, including the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By reporting the incident, you can help ensure that others are aware of the potential dangers associated with the recalled eye drops and that the manufacturer takes steps to prevent similar incidents from happening.
Take Action Now: Protect Your Legal Rights in the EzriCareand Delsam Pharma Eye Drops Recall
The recall of EzriCare and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears eye drops have raised serious health concerns.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the recalled EzriCareor Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears eye drops, you can seek legal help. There is no reason to wait. Call Zeldes, Needle, & Cooper, PC today so an attorney can explain your legal rights to you and guide you through the complex legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.