Artificial tear products manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare (known as EzriCare and Delsam Pharma) have now been investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to suspected bacterial product contamination. So far, victims side effects have ranged from eye infections to vision impairment, with one reported death. Cases have been confirmed in 12 states so far, although the potential impact is nation-wide.
If you or a family member own EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears, it is urged to cease use and dispose of them immediately. Recent users of the product are advised to thoroughly clean and disinfect contacts and any other surface that may have been contaminated. It is also recommended to closely monitor eye health and to immediately seek medical attention if eye infection is suspected.
What bacterium is responsible for the Eyedrop contamination?
It has been identified that EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Eyedrop products have been contaminated with the Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacterium. P. Aeruginosa is a dangerous bacterium which commonly thrives in natural and artificial water sources. Additionally, it is often resistant to antibiotics and other substances which may be used to treat bacterial infections. This can make it harder to medically treat effectively.
What are symptoms of eye infection due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa?
Symptoms of infection due to EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Eyedrops contaminated with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa most commonly include:
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Swelling of the face/eye
- Discharge from the eye
- Vision changes/blurring
Has EzriCare or Delsam Pharma initiated an Eyedrop recall?
Yes, as of February 2nd Global Pharma Healthcare, the manufacturer behind EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Eyedrops, have voluntarily recalled all of their Artificial Tears products. This recall came quickly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged consumers to cease using the products.
Have you been infected by contaminated EzriCare or Delsam Pharma eyedrops?
Those who exhibit any symptoms of an eye infection after use of EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears Lubricant Eyedrops are recommended to stop immediately and seek medical attention.
If you are a loved one has been infected as a result of using EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears products, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, fill out our free case evaluation form or call us at (800)537-8185 for your free consultation. The experienced mass tort attorneys at Morris Bart can assist you in the evaluation process. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Contact us today!
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