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Connecticut Eye Drop Recall Lawyer

At least four people have died, and several others blinded or had their eyes surgically removed after being exposed to drug-resistant bacteria in eye drops made by Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited. The now-recalled brand of eye drops was sold over-the-counter in retail stores like Walmart and online to treat or protect against dry, irritated eyes. Reach out to a Connecticut eye drop recall lawyer.

If these tainted eye drops harmed you or a loved one, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the manufacturer through an eye drop lawsuit. The Flood Law Firm is currently investigating cases of eye infections, vision loss, and death in individuals who used products involved in the eye drop recall.

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Our team of Connecticut personal injury lawyers is committed to combatting insurance companies and corporations that prioritize profits over people’s well-being. We firmly believe these entities often disregard your best interests and long-term needs. Your rights and future well-being are paramount to us, and we are prepared to fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Why Were Eye Drops Recalled?

EzriCare recall

On Jan. 20, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers to discontinue the use of EzriCare Artificial Tears after discovering a multistate cluster of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an antibiotic-resistant type of bacteria after receiving reports of eye infections in 50 patients across 11 states who had used EzriCare Artificial Tears.

On Feb. 2, Global Pharma Healthcare issued a recall of all lots of EzriCare Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears eye drops due to possible contamination. In the roughly two weeks since the initial announcement, the number of adverse event reports jumped to 55. Adverse effects included eye infections, permanent loss of vision, and one death in a patient who had developed a bloodstream infection.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also raised concerns about the company not complying with CGMP [Current Good Manufacturing Practice] requirements. The recall was expanded to include Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment due to the potential for bacterial contamination.

On May 15, the CDC announced it had identified 81 patients in 18 states, including Connecticut, with this rare strain of extensively drug-resistant P.aeruginosa. Adverse outcomes associated with the use of the eye drops include 14 patients with vision loss, an additional 4 patients who had to undergo enucleation (surgical removal of the eyeball), and 4 deaths.

People who were harmed by the EzriCare Artificial eye drop recall or their loved ones are filing lawsuits seeking justice and just compensation from the manufacturer.

What Brands Are Affected by the Eye Drops Recall?

The eye drop recall includes the following brands, all manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare and distributed by either Delsam Pharma or EzriCare, LLC:

  • EzriCare Artificial Tears
  • Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears
  • Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment

Who is at Risk for Infection from the Recalled Eye Drops?

Many people use eye drops labeled as “artificial tears” on a daily basis to treat dry or irritated eyes. It’s one of the most common eye conditions. These products are also used with contact lenses or to treat glaucoma.

Most healthy individuals are unlikely to become seriously ill from exposure to P.aeruginosa. Those at greater risk include people who are immunocompromised, wear contact lenses, and have existing cornea damage or specific health conditions.

If you have used one of the recalled eye drops and experienced any of the following symptoms of eye infection, seek medical attention as soon as possible:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dryness in the eye or eyelid

What Are the Health Risks Associated with the Recalled Eye Drops?

People who are exposed to the bacteria P. aeruginosa in EzriCare eye drops can suffer severe bacterial infections in the blood, lungs, and eyes, and result in health consequences such as:

  • Organ failure
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Brain damage
  • Sepsis
  • Tissue damage

What Damages Can I Collect in an Eye Drop Lawsuit?

The actual damages you might recover will depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your financial losses, the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit is filed, and the strength of the evidence in your case. Generally speaking, are some types of damages you may be able to seek in an ErziCare lawsuit:

  • Compensatory Damages: These are intended to compensate you for the losses and harm you suffered as a result of the defective product. In the context of eye drops, this might include medical expenses, including past and future medical treatment, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation costs.
  • Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity: If the injuries caused by the defective eye drops resulted in you missing work or being unable to work in the future due to vision loss or eye infections, you may be able to claim compensation for lost wages and a reduced capacity to earn a living.
  • Pain and Suffering: This type of damage seeks to compensate you for the physical and emotional pain, distress, and suffering caused by vision loss or eye infection.
  • Loss of Consortium: In some cases, if your injury has impacted your ability to maintain a normal relationship with your spouse or partner, they may also be able to seek compensation for the loss of companionship and support.

As every situation is unique, it’s best to consult with a legal professional who can evaluate the specifics of your case and provide personalized guidance on the potential damages you may be entitled to seek in a recalled eye drop lawsuit.

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Eye Drop Claim?

A lawyer can be a valuable asset in helping you navigate a recalled eye drop case. Here are some ways in which a lawyer can assist you:

Lawyers for eye drop recall

Case Evaluation

An experienced lawyer will review the details of your situation, including the circumstances surrounding your use of the recalled eye drops, your resulting injuries (vision loss or eye infection), and the evidence available. They will assess the strength of your case and advise you on the best course of action.

Legal Guidance

The legal process can be complex and overwhelming, especially when dealing with product liability cases. Your lawyer will explain your rights, options, and the potential legal strategies available to pursue your claim.

Gathering Evidence

To build a strong case, evidence is crucial. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to gather relevant evidence, including medical records, product documentation, expert testimony, and any other supporting information necessary to demonstrate liability and damages.


In many cases, product liability claims are resolved through negotiation and settlement. Your lawyer will engage in negotiations with the responsible parties, their insurance companies, or their legal representatives to seek a fair and just settlement on your behalf.

Court Representation

If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will be prepared to represent you in court. They will present your case, call witnesses, if necessary, cross-examine the opposing party’s witnesses, and argue on your behalf to seek a favorable verdict.

Knowledge of Product Liability Laws

Product liability laws can vary depending on your jurisdiction, and they are complex. A lawyer with experience in this area will have a comprehensive understanding of these laws, enabling them to effectively navigate your case.

Maximize Damages

Your lawyer’s goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. They will work diligently to ensure that all relevant damages are considered and properly valued in your claim.

Contingency Fee Arrangement

Many product liability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means they only get paid if they successfully recover compensation for you. This arrangement can be beneficial, as it allows you to pursue your case without upfront costs.

Contact a Lawyer for Eye Drop Recall Lawsuit Today

Connecticut car accident lawyer Brian Flood of The Flood Law Firm won his client 8x more than what the insurance company offered.

Connecticut Eye Drop Recall Accident Lawyer,  Brian Flood

If you or someone you love has been harmed by contaminated EzriCare or Delsam eye drops, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Hiring a qualified and experienced eye drop recall lawyer can significantly increase your chances of obtaining a fair and just outcome in your lawsuit. The Flood Law Firm has extensive resources the experience to take on large companies and corporations. We can help you, too. Our firm also accepts referrals from lawyers.

Contact the Connecticut personal injury lawyers at The Flood Law Firm at 860.813.7795 or through our online form today for a free consultation, and let’s discuss your case.

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