A growing number of people across the U.S. are reporting serious complications, including permanent blindness, from silicone “floaters” after being administered Avastin eye injections.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed silicone floaters or “air bubbles” from Avastin eye injections, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

GENENTECH AVASTINWhat is Avastin?

Avastin (generic: bevacizumab) is a cancer drug that has been widely prescribed “off label” to treat a number of eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Off-label means that a medication is being prescribed for something other than what it was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat. Avastin is manufactured by Genentech, and was first approved by the FDA in 2004.

Avastin Floaters

Since Avastin was never approved to treat the eye conditions it so frequently is prescribed for, compounding facilities have to repackage the drug into pre-filled eye injection syringes before distributing them to pharmacies. In many cases, these syringes were not intended for eye injections and must be lubricated with silicone oil.

The silicone has been found to migrate away from the syringe and into the liquid Avastin. When this occurs, the silicone can inadvertently get into the patient’s eyes along with the Avastin, causing silicone “floaters” that look like air bubbles in the patient’s eyes. These “floaters” can cause a permanent increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), which requires additional treatments like ocular surgery to reduce or correct.

Silicone Floater Complications

Over time, Avastin floaters can cause the following complications in some users:

  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Infection (endophthalmitis)
  • Retinal tearing
  • Retinal detachment
  • Cataract formation
  • Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • Hypotony (reduced pressure in the eye)
  • Corneal damage
  • Vision loss/blindness
  • Other sight-related complications

Avastin Side Effects

  • Silicone floaters
  • Eye infection (endophthalmitis)
  • High pressure in the eyes
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Retinal tearing or detachment
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Low pressure in the eye (hypotony)
  • Damage to the cornea
  • Vision loss
  • Blindness
  • Other vision problems

Can I Participate in a Class Action?

Class action lawsuits are an efficient way for a large number of plaintiffs who are alleging similar damages to seek compensation against a common defendant, such as a refund after purchasing a defective product. However, class actions can also have disadvantages for people who have far more severe injuries than the average plaintiff. It has been our experience that this type of litigation often results in low payouts and higher attorney fees to such plaintiffs. For this reason, our lawyers are only filing individual claims on behalf of people who suffered from silicone floaters and other serious side effects after being treated with Avastin.

Do I Have an Avastin Class Action Lawsuit?

The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Avastin lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new silicone floaters cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one developed silicone floaters or “air bubbles” from Avastin eye injections, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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