Contaminated Eye Drops Vision Loss Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

Contaminated Eye Drops Vision Loss Injury Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Extremely Talented Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Engage in Hard-Hitting Litigation Tactics to Secure the Maximum Compensation for Victims Who Have Suffered from Vision Loss After Using EzriCare or Delsam Artificial Tears in Buffalo, New York, Throughout Erie County, and Beyond.

Contaminated Eye Drops Vision Loss InjuryThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified at least 68 victims across 16 states who have been infected by a deadly outbreak. The outbreak involves a rare strain of extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA). The eruption of these Pseudomonas bacterial infections has been traced to both over-the-counter and prescription eye drops. Roughly 85 percent of victims used either Delsam Artificial Tears or EzriCare Artificial Tears. Both brands, manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited, were supposed to be sterile. However, when unsuspecting consumers used the tainted artificial tears, they suffered severe eye infections and other ravaging health complications. According to the New York Times, the contaminated eye drops have been linked to at least 3 fatalities. Additionally, there have been 8 reports of total vision loss and 4 reports of surgical removal of eyeballs.

Unfortunately, the Pseudomonas aeruginosa discovered in the contaminated eye drops is incredibly difficult to treat because of its high resistance to antibiotics. In February, Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited issued a voluntary recall at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request. While it is unclear whether the bottles were contaminated during the manufacturing process or after being opened, the recall is necessary because the artificial tears were not properly tested for bacterial contamination. Global Pharma Healthcare also violated the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations by packaging eye drops in multiple-use bottles without sufficient preservatives. Suppose that you, or a family member, has developed an acute eye infection or vision loss after using the recalled eye drops. In that case, there has never been a better time to consult with a highly experienced personal injury attorney to determine if you qualify to pursue a lawsuit. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our nationally-recognized product liability attorneys take great pride in fighting for our clients and holding irresponsible product manufacturers liable.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of lawyers are zealously committed to ensuring our clients obtain the best possible result. No victim should ever be forced to bear the burden of paying for eye removal surgery. The Dietrich Law Firm’s seasoned team will not stop until you get the compensation that you need to receive the necessary medical care. Our intense dedication to providing the highest level of personal injury representation has led to over $175,000,000.00 in compensation for Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients. Please contact our leading litigators immediately for your free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. Our battle-tested attorneys are available twenty-four-seven by dialing 716-839-3939 or by submitting the online consultation form. We would be honored to discuss your dangerous eye drops claim in detail and promise to always treat you with the respect that you deserve.

When To Seek Medical Treatment

Medical TreatmentMost of the victims that were diagnosed with Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections reported using artificial tears. While EzriCare Artificial Tears was the most common eye drop used by patients, those infected with the deadly bacteria also reported using more than 10 different brands, with several patients even using multiple brands. As previously mentioned, Delsam Pharma’s artificial tears and EzriCare eye drops have already been taken off the shelves. If you own one of these products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends stopping the use of it immediately. Furthermore, if you are using any other brand of preservative-free artificial tears, use extra caution, as contamination can result in severe infection. Common signs and symptoms that you may have an eye infection include:

  1. Yellow, green, or clear discharge from your eye;
  2. Redness of the eye;
  3. Tenderness or irritation around the eyelid;
  4. Increased sensitivity to light;
  5. Eye pain or soreness;
  6. Discomfort;
  7. A feeling of something in your eye; and
  8. Blurred vision.

If you, or a loved one, have used artificial tears and experienced any symptoms of an eye infection, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s concerned team urges you to seek emergency medical care. In addition to eye infections, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is notorious for spreading into the blood, urinary tract, and lungs.



India-based Global Pharma Healthcare has been implicated in various manufacturing violations, including packaging the eye drops in multi-use bottles without suitable preservatives, lack of sterility, absence of proper microbial testing, and allowing bacterial contamination. Consequently, many victims have already begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturer. Legal action is also being brought against nationally based distributors, including Aru Pharma, EzriRX, and Ezricare. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys believe that there is nothing worse than letting an irresponsible pharmaceutical company escape punishment for recklessly blinding and killing victims. There is no plausible justification for failing to follow proper safety protocols to ensure that contaminants and harmful bacteria did not rapidly spread through their artificial tears.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested team have a history of fighting against various pharmaceutical companies whose products injured our clients. Our top rated product liability law firm has the knowledge, reputation, and vast resources necessary to ensure that justice is served. Hiring the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified litigators will force Global Pharma to take your case seriously. Steps our veteran team will take to obtain the highest payout include:

  1. Meticulously analyze your medical records to ascertain the severity of your eye infection and resulting injuries;
  2. Immediately file a lawsuit to protect your legal right to compensation;
  3. Deliver a demand letter to Global Pharma and the responsible distributors specifying your damages, evidence supporting your claim, and the amount of money that it would take to settle your case;
  4. Continuously monitor your eyes and health to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment;
  5. Consult with our topnotch ophthalmologists and other medical experts to determine necessary future medical care, such as surgery;
  6. Perform a thorough investigation and gather as much evidence as possible to decisively prove liability, such as Global Pharma’s internal records, its protocols for ensuring sterility, prior reports of contamination, and witness statements;
  7. Confer with our world-renowned pharmaceutical manufacturing experts to establish the proper procedures for ensuring the safety of artificial tears;
  8. Call for wide-ranging depositions, production of documents, and written discovery during the discovery process;
  9. Aggressively and uncompromisingly try to negotiate a 6 or 7-figure settlement package for your lawsuit;
  10. If your case is not resolved through mediation or arbitration, our best of the best litigators will present the most convincing case in court.

The Dietrich law firm has successfully litigated numerous pharmaceutical and other product liability cases throughout the country. Nothing would please our stellar eye injury attorneys more than holding Global Pharma Healthcare and other liable parties accountable for your harm. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team will do everything in our power to help you get through this difficult time. For more information on Carbapenem-resistance Pseudomonas aeruginosa and eye infections linked to eye drops, please contact our leading attorneys today at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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