Walmart & Amazon Eye Drops Infection Lawyer
Contaminated Eye Drops Sold at Walmart & Amazon Have Led to Reports of Infection, Loss of Vision, and Death
In January of 2023, there was an outbreak of a bacteria known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This dangerous bacteria has been linked to EzriCare Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma eye drops. These contaminated eye drops were both sold nationwide in Walmart stores and through online retailers Amazon and Ebay.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is antibiotic-resistant and may cause severe complications like blindness, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, sepsis, and death. EzriCare eye drops has now been linked to a minimum of 55 infections and one death due to a bloodstream infection in the United States.
If you or a loved one has been injured by EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Pharma Eye Drops, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Hastings Law Firm today for your free consultation.
EzriCare, Delsam Pharma, and Purely Soothing Eye Drops Recall Timeline
- March 3rd, 2023, Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops, manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona by Pharmedica USA LLC, issued a voluntary recall due to non-sterility.
- February 24th, 2023, Delsam Pharma issued a voluntary recall for their Artificial Eye Ointment due to possible microbial contamination.
- February 21st, 2023, the FDA issued an additional warning to consumers urging them not to use Global Pharms’s Artificial Eye Ointment.
- February 7th, 2023, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in partnership with state and local health departments, has identified 56 individuals in 12 different states diagnosed with the rare strain of the multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria linked to the use of contaminated eye drops.
- February 2nd, 2023, the FDA prompted Global Pharma to recall all of its EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops nationwide. The recall warning stated that the use of these eye drops could cause infections and even lead to blindness.
- February 1st, 2023, EzriCare announced that they had taken steps to prevent any further distribution or sale of its Artificial Tears. The new statement also announced that they had contacted both the CDC and FDA about the issue.
- January 24th, 2023, for the first time, EzriCare publicly recognized the possibility of contamination through a statement on its website. The statement indicated that the CDC, or any regulatory body, had yet to notify the company and that they had not been asked to initiate a recall.
- January 20th, 2023, the CDC made a public announcement linking EzriCare Artificial Tears to over 50 serious bacterial infections reported in 12 states. This marked the first time the source of the contamination had been identified.
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria Found in Contaminated Eye Drops Sold at Walmart and Amazon
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria that has recently been found in EzriCare eye drops and is known for having a high level of antibiotic resistance, making it difficult to treat. The infections produced by this bacterial contamination can range from mild to severe and can result in hospitalized patients or even death.
Antibiotic-resistant pseudomonas is commonly found in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and long-term care facilities, where it can cause infections in healthcare providers or patients. Some of the most common infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa are urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and skin infections. These infections spread easily and can lead to a deadly outbreak if not discovered quickly.
The bacteria can cause infections due to their ability to produce a variety of virulence factors, such as enzymes that help them invade and damage tissues and toxins that can damage cells and tissues.
If you or your loved one has used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma eye drops manufactured by Aru Pharma or Global Pharma, and have been injured by them, call Hastings Law Firm today for your free no obligation consultation.
When Should You Contact an Attorney About Eye Drops Purchased at Amazon, Ebay, or Walmart?
Suppose you have purchased EzriCare or Delsam Pharma eye drops from a retailer such as Amazon or Walmart and have experienced adverse symptoms. In that case, it may be time to consider contacting an attorney.
Here are the signs and symptoms that may indicate it’s time to seek legal assistance:
- Eye infections
- Vision loss
- Permanent vision loss or blindness
- Respiratory infection
- Urinary tract infection
Please keep in mind that these highly antibiotic resistant bacteria can cause a severe infection. If you have purchased eye drops from Amazon or Walmart and have experienced any of the above signs or symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and consider contacting an attorney. Hastings Law Firm can help you understand your rights and provide guidance and support throughout the legal process.
What Are the EzriCare, Delsam Pharma, and Purely Soothing Recalled Eye Drop Lot Numbers?
Consumers are often concerned when a recall is released and want to find out if they have purchased any contaminated products. In the Global Pharma Healthcare voluntary eye drop recall release published by the FDA, there are no specifics about when the products were sold. Most of the products were distributed and sold through Walmart retail stores and were available nationwide on Amazon.
National Drug Code (NDC) and Universal Product Code (UPC) numbers released by the FDA reference the bacterially contaminated eye drops. If you purchased either of these products from Walmart or Amazon, please verify that you are not using a contaminated product. The NDC and UPC can be checked on the packaging of the eye drops.
Ezricare NDC 79503-0101-15, UPC 3 79503 10115 7
Delsam Pharma’s NDC 72570-121-15, UPC 3 72570 12115 8
Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment NDC 72570-122-35, UPC 3 72570 12235 3
- LOT# 2203PS01, 1 oz, UPC 7 31034 91379 9
- LOT#: 1808051, ½ oz, UPC 7 31034 91382 9
Contact the Hastings Law Firm today for a free consultation if you have used a contaminated product and had related injuries.
Were You or a Loved One Injured by Amazon or Walmart Eye Drops?
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If you or a loved one were injured due to an infection caused by an artificial tears product, contact our law firm immediately for a free case review.
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