The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a rare outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria, also known as B. cepacia, associated with Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam.
Free Confidential Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a B. cepacia infection, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
May 9, 2018 – As of Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports at least 10 confirmed cases of B. Cepacia (7 in Pennsylvania, 1 in New Jersey, 2 in California) linked to Medline Remedy Cleansing Foam, according to an FDA Safety Alert issued on Tuesday. All 10 patients were already hospitalized for acute conditions and acquired the B. cepacia infections while hospitalized, the agency said.
What is B. Cepacia?
Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria formerly known as Pseudomonas cepacia, is a rare but significant health threat to people with chronic diseases or other conditions that result in weakened immune systems, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. B. cepacia bacteria is notoriously difficult to attack due to its natural multi-drug resistant state and its quick ability to develop resistance to antibiotics. Infections with B. cepacia are often asymptomatic, but when symptoms do present, they may include:
- Shortness of breath
Medline Foaming Cleanser Recall
On March 28, 2018, Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories of Santa Clarita, CA, announced a recall of 4oz and 8oz bottles of Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam from lot numbers M05703, M06691, and M07247. FDA is currently investigating to determine whether any additional products or lots need to be recalled. The agency is advising the public to not use any Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam products at this time.
Do I Have a B. Cepacia 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 B. Cepacia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were infected with B. cepacia bacteria, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.