Rochester, New York, Artificial Tears Vision Loss Injury Lawyers

Elite Rochester, New York Artificial Tears Vision Loss Attorneys

Every Day, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Seasoned Team of Personal Injury Lawyers Strives to Provide Our Clients with the Highest Standard of Personal Injury Representation. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Extremely Dedicated to Ob taining the Best Result for Victims Who Have Suffered from Severe Eye Infections and Other Complications Caused by Contaminated Eye Drops in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Artificial Tears Vision LossThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as New York State and local health departments to investigate a deadly outbreak. Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), a rare but extremely drug-resistant strain of bacteria, was recently discovered in 2 brands of recalled artificial tears. At least 68 victims have suffered severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in the outbreak. Unfortunately, 3 of those victims have already died, 8 have suffered total vision loss, and 4 were forced to undergo emergency enucleation.

At the center of the outbreak lies India-based Global Pharma Healthcare’s recalled Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, which were distributed by ErziCare and Delsam Pharma. The manufacturer’s failure to pack the artificial tears in bottles containing the appropriate preservatives and lack of microbial testing procedures are believed to have caused the bacterial contamination. The CDC has strongly cautioned people against using both brands, which were recalled last month. Suppose you, or a family member, developed CRPA after using either of the recalled eye drops. In that case, you owe it to yourself to contact a battle-tested personal injury lawyer immediately. While the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate attorneys realize nothing can restore your sight, filing a product liability claim against the manufacturer and distributor responsible for the deadly Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak will ensure justice and prevent others from suffering devastating vision loss.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his veteran team of artificial tears eye infection lawyers in Rochester, New York, are firmly committed to fighting for the legal rights of victims. We want to ensure that your medical treatments are fully paid for so that you can live life to the fullest. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has fought to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for clients and their families who have suffered harm caused by another’s negligence. Our leading lawyers are accessible 24/7 by calling (585) 939-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. To get a better idea of the extraordinary personal injury service we provide, kindly view our Google 5 Star rating and client testimonials. We are the zealous, persistent, and hard-hitting attorneys that you need to win your recalled eye drops injury case!

The Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (CRPA) Outbreak

Lost visionAccording to WebMD, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that is typically found in the environment and can even grow on fruits and vegetables. It also tends to thrive in moist areas like bathrooms, sinks, kitchens, and hot tubs. Victims can become infected through contact with contaminated food, tainted surfaces, spoiled equipment, and dirty hands. While strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa grow on the skin of some healthy individuals’ bodies, it is known for causing severe infections in certain people. The most serious infections occur in unhygienic healthcare settings. Before this recent outbreak, there has never been a single reported case of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Verona integron-mediated metallo-β-lactamase and Guiana extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (VIM-GES-CRPA) in the United States. Most of the outbreak victims reported using eye drops, and the brand most frequently reported was EzriCare Artificial Tears.

In addition to the tragic deaths, lost vision, and surgically removed eyeballs, reported adverse effects from Pseudomonas aeruginosa also include infections of the bloodstream, respiratory tract, cornea, and urinary tract. After using EzriCare artificial tears for approximately one week, a 72-year-old victim started noticing the vision in her left eye was blurry. Upon waking up and noticing a yellow discharge on her pillow and realizing her eyeball had changed color, the woman was admitted to the emergency room. For 3 weeks, doctors prescribed IV antibiotics, administered antibiotic eye drops, and performed multiple surgical interventions to treat the huge ulcer on the woman’s left cornea. However, the victim’s infection was further complicated by an abnormal accumulation of fluid and serous choroidal detachment, which ultimately resulted in her vision loss. Another victim who developed multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis was started on strong antibiotics by doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami after one day of pain and decreased vision in his right eye. After examining lab cultures from the victim’s cornea and his EzriCare bottle, doctors discovered both contained the same stain of Pseudomonas. While doctors expected the medication to help, the 72-year-old man’s condition continued to worsen, and, unfortunately, he now suffers from corneal blindness.



Potential Compensation For Your Vision Loss

Anyone who has used Global Pharma Healthcare’s recalled Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops and suffered an eye infection is in real danger of undergoing permanent vision loss. According to doctors, there are both short and long-term effects of Pseudomonas keratitis. Initially, many victims experience decreased vision, intense pain, and a substantial risk of a hole in the eye. In the long run, even if the infection is treated, there is a high probability the victim may need a corneal transplant or other surgeries to correct excessive scarring and considerably limited vision.

While the eyesight of consumers depended on the sterility of Delsam Artificial Tears and EzriCare Artificial Tears, unsuspecting victims were given contaminated eye drops. Global Pharma Healthcare decided to place profitability and revenues over ensuring sterility and performing microbial testing of its eye drops. Many victims who have suffered adverse consequences due to the outbreak have begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturer and distributors. The damages for survivors could be massive due to the cost of necessary future medical treatments. Considering vision loss and other eye complications will impact victims for the rest of their lives, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys promise to demand maximum compensation for our clients. Depending on the severity and scope of injuries suffered, you may be entitled to the following:

  1. All past and present medical expenses caused by your Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection;
  2. Required future medical costs, such as follow-up appointments and surgery;
  3. Lost wages and other work-related benefits due to missed work;
  4. Diminished future loss of earning potential, especially if your profession requires good eyesight;
  5. Pain and suffering caused by the bacterial infection and medical treatments;
  6. Loss of enjoyment experienced, like not being able to take pleasure in the same activities that you used to;
  7. Loss of consortium;
  8. Life-altering eye complications, blindness, and other problems caused by the bacteria infection;
  9. Any permanent scarring or disfigurements, such as having your eye surgically removed; and
  10. All other unanticipated damages related to your infection, such as costs for hiring a driver or nurse.

For over 2 decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has aggressively litigated serious personal injury and product liability cases. Our seasoned team possesses the expertise and resources required to systematically investigate your vision loss and hold Global Pharma accountable. Our veteran legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (585) 939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, 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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