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What’s the Problem with EzriCare Artificial Tears?
The CDC issued a warning about EzriCare Artificial Tears on January 20, 2023, stating that the lubricating eye drops may be contaminated with a drug-resistant bacteria known as pseudomonas aeruginosa, which has caused an outbreak of at least 55 infections between May 2022 and January 2023 in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Washington.
CDC officials reported that of the EzriCare Artificial Tears users who developed an ocular infection, at least 3 people suffered blindness in 1 eye, while others suffered respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. To date, the agency is aware of 1 death caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa entering the person’s bloodstream after using EzriCare eye drops.
What is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa?
Pseudomonas is a type of bacteria commonly found in soil and water. Of the many different types of pseudomonas, the one that most often affects humans is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), or other parts of the body.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa are particularly dangerous because the bacteria are constantly finding new ways to avoid the effects of antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics that are designed to kill them.
EzriCare Artificial Tears Injuries
- CRPA infections
- Ocular infection
- Pink eye
- Infected tissue
- Respiratory infections
- Bacterial infections
- Bloodstream infection
What are EzriCare Eye Drops?
EzriCare Artificial Tears are marketed as a “preservative-free” over-the-counter (OTC) product which is supposed to provide relief for those experiencing dry, red, scratchy, itchy, or gritty eyes. The eye drops are sold in a variety of stores and online retailers, such as Walmart and Amazon.com. EzriCare Artificial Tears are formulated, designed, and imported by Aru Pharma Inc. in the U.S., and are manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare PVT LTD in India.
Has There Been a Recall?
On February 2, 2023, Global Pharma Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of its EzriCare artificial tears in response to the Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak. The recall comes after the CDC warned consumers to immediately stop using the eyedrops.
EzriCare said in a statement that it “had no role in the formulation, packaging delivery system or actual manufacturing of this product.” The company said it only designed the label and marketed the eye drops.
Do I Have an EzriCare Artificial Tears 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 EzriCare Artificial Tears 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 or a loved one developed an eye infection or experienced vision loss after using EzriCare Artificial Tears, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.