How To Check if Your Eye Drops Have Been Recalled Due to Contamination

People use eye drops for many reasons. For example, one may purchase them over-the-counter or have a prescription. Recently, several companies have issued recalls for contaminated eye drops. Using the contaminated eye drops could result in infections and loss of vision. 

So, how do you check to see if your eye drops have been recalled because they are contaminated and dangerous?

Check the FDA’s Database for Recalled Eye Drops

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides an online database for recalls, safety alerts, and market withdrawals. You can search the database by typing “eye drops” into the search bar. If you are concerned about a particular brand of eye drops, type the manufacturer’s or brand name into the search bar.

Eye drops are recalled for many reasons. Common reasons for recalling eye drops include:

  • Contamination during the manufacturing or packing process
  • Unsafe or unsanitary manufacturing processes
  • Incorrect or inaccurate labeling
  • Lack of adequate instructions or warnings
  • Concerns about the sterility of the eye drops

The FDA has a list of the recalled eye drops on its website. While the database and list are updated, your eye drops might not appear on the list yet. If you have questions or experience adverse symptoms, contact your physician immediately.

Examples of Eye Drops That Have Been Recalled

Several manufacturers and retailers have issued recalls for  eye drops, including:

If you have experienced symptoms, you could be entitled to compensation for damages if the eye drops were defective or dangerous. The eye drops do not need to be recalled for you to file a claim.

See a doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Blurry vision
  • Eye discharge
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swelling or redness
  • High fever or repeated fevers
  • Infection
  • Eye pain or discomfort

Prompt medical treatment can help avoid a severe eye infection that could lead to permanent vision loss. Tell the doctor about all the brands of eye drops you have used recently.

Get Help From a Product Liability Lawyer

Pennsylvania product liability laws hold manufacturers, distributors, and other responsible parties liable if a defective or dangerous product causes injuries. Most product liability claims are based on strict liability. Therefore, the manufacturer or other party may be liable for damages even if they are not guilty of negligence.

Consumers injured by defective eye drops could receive compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. The damages in an eye drop lawsuit include:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Permanent vision loss and other impairments
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Reduction in earning capacity
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

An experienced lawyer will review your case without charge during a free consultation. Your lawyer can explain your legal options and the steps to take to protect your right to compensation for injuries caused by contaminated eye drops.

What Type of Evidence Will I Need To File an Eye Drops Injury Lawsuit?

Your attorney will gather the evidence necessary to build a case for product liability. Evidence may include:

  • Medical records
  • Witness testimony
  • Expert opinions
  • Doctor’s notes
  • Packing for the eye drops
  • Proof of purchase of contaminated eye drops
  • Videos and photographs

You can assist your lawyer by keeping detailed records of the expenses you incur. You can also help prove pain and suffering damages by keeping a journal detailing the struggles you experience because of the injuries caused by the defective eye drops.

Is There a Deadline for Filing a Claim for Injuries Caused by Contaminated Eye Drops?

Your time to file a lawsuit or claim is limited by the statute of limitations. You could lose your right to pursue a legal claim if you miss the deadline.Your best option is to seek legal advice as soon as you discover you sustained eye injuries because of recalled eye drops. Your attorney can determine the filing deadline for a lawsuit and monitor the deadline while working to reach a fair settlement with the manufacturer and other responsible parties.

If you’ve been injured in a product liability , please contact Marzzacco Niven & Associates at the nearest location to schedule a free consultation today:

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