Dangerous Bacteria Found in Several Brands
The manufacturer of eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of serious bacterial infections in the US, including at least three deaths, did not follow proper protocol to prevent contamination of its products, according to an inspection report published Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) visited a Global Pharma Healthcare facility in India for an inspection that started in mid-February, 2½ weeks after the company recalled EzriCare Artificial Tears due to possible contamination.
Other name brands are involved, and before you use any eye drops you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure they are not on the recall list.
Federal health investigators are uncovering more about an outbreak of an uncommon strain of bacteria known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is increasingly being traced back to eye drops. The bacteria can trigger debilitating eye infections that may cause permanent blindness, or even surgical eye removal altogether, which has been the case for at least one woman in Florida recently.
If a person is injured as a result of any defective product, there are laws in Florida that are in place to help victims. People should understand that:
- Product Liability Lawsuits in Florida Require a Strong Basis
- Florida has Statute Limitations for Product Liability Lawsuits
- Florida Follows the Pure Comparative Negligence Rule
- Florida’s Product Liability Laws are not Limited to the Manufacturer
- There are Four Elements to a Successful Product Liability Claim in Florida
- There are Two Kinds of Damages that can be Awarded in a Product Liability Case in Florida
- A Retailer Holds Some Responsibility for Selling Defective Products in Florida
We will be blogging about these product liability issues in the coming weeks but if you are the victim of any product that injures you, we are available to speak about it. Seven days a week we can be reached at 954-356-0006.