Throughout January and February 2023, numerous eye drop brands were recalled due to their association with a drug-resistant bacteria strain causing severe health complications, including three fatalities. Here’s what you need to know about these recalls to determine if you have been impacted. 

EzriCare Recall

EzriCare artificial tear drops have been connected to severe bacterial infections, resulting in vision damage and, in some cases, death. The CDC identified the contaminant as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a dangerous bacteria found in the eye drops. Aru Pharma Inc. formulated the product, which was manufactured in India by Global Pharma Healthcare PVT LTD, a company now on the FDA’s “red list” for non-compliance with manufacturing requirements.

Victims of these contaminated eye drops have suffered serious corneal and intraocular fluid infections, leading to permanent vision loss or impairment. Some have also experienced urinary and respiratory tract infections, with at least one death resulting from sepsis caused by the infection.

Purely Soothing Recall

Pharmedica USA LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has recalled two lots of their 15% MSM Drops under the brand Purely Soothing due to a lack of sterility assurance. Using contaminated eye drops may increase the risk of infections and, ultimately, blindness.

Though no related illnesses or complications have been reported to date, Pharmedica USA LLC urges customers to stop using the eye drops and return them to the point of purchase. Purely Soothing LLC distributed the product worldwide through various channels, including Amazon Marketplace and trade shows. The eye drops are packaged in white HDPE bottles with dropper caps and lids. Check the labels to identify the recalled product.

Artificial Eye Ointment

Global Pharma Healthcare has voluntarily recalled Batch No. H29 of Artificial Eye Ointment due to potential microbial contamination. Delsam Pharma distributed the product at the consumer level. Some packaging may also be compromised, leading to leakage.

The product is contained in a white aluminum tube packaged in a paper carton and was distributed throughout the United States and sold by Delsam via e-commerce.

What Should You Do if You Have Been Harmed by These Eye Drop Recalls?

Compensation in product liability lawsuits depends on the severity and type of injuries sustained. If you have suffered significant injuries due to an infection caused by any of these eye drops, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We strongly encourage you to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you have a case.

The Ruth Law Team is well-versed in product liability cases and is dedicated to defending your rights and securing the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call us at (888) 783-8378 or schedule a free case evaluation. Remember, you owe us nothing unless we win your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Drop Recall

What steps are the manufacturers and distributors taking in response to the recalls?

It is crucial to stay informed about the actions taken by manufacturers and distributors in response to product recalls. In the case of the recalled eye drops, here are the steps that have been taken: EzriCare Recall: Aru Pharma Inc., the company that formulated EzriCare artificial tear drops, and Global Pharma Healthcare PVT LTD, the… read more?

What should I do if I have a recalled eye drop product?

As a personal injury attorney, it's essential to guide clients on the appropriate steps to take if they have a recalled eye drop product. If you find yourself in this situation, here's what you should do: Stop using the product immediately: If you have a recalled eye drop product, stop using it right away to… read more?

What is the reason for the eye drop recalls?

As a personal injury attorney, it's important to understand the reasons behind product recalls, particularly those that may have significant health implications for our clients. In the case of the recent eye drop recalls, several key factors have led to these products being removed from the market: Contamination with dangerous bacteria: The EzriCare Artificial Tear… read more?

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Who Can File an Eye Drop Recall Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one have experienced vision loss, eye infections, or other injuries as a result of using certain eye drops, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. However, state laws limit the amount of time you have to take legal action, so it’s important to act quickly.

How to File an Eye Drop Recall Lawsuit

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand how overwhelming this situation can be. That’s why we aim to make the process of filing an eye drop recall lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you. Our team of experienced lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, and there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to you.

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