Contact Lens Solution Side Effect Lawyers
In April of 2006, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that investigations had begun into reports of fungal keratitis linked to the use of Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu contact lens solution. Almost a year later in May of 2007, Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) announced it was recalling its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution after the CDC linked its use with acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection. These manufacturers may be liable for injuries that resulted from use of their products. At Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., our lawyers work to recover damages for medical expenses, diminution in quality of life caused by vision loss, and pain and suffering for victims of contaminated contact lens solutions.
Our attorneys understand and are familiar with the complex legal and scientific issues involved in contact solution injury cases. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact personal injury lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. today.
If a recall was issued, do I still have a case?
Yes. Not only are manufacturers of the contact solutions involved liable for putting tainted or dangerous products on the shelf, liability issues can still arise regarding the effectiveness of their recall. Did a manufacturer take steps to ensure affected products were pulled from store shelves? Did they promptly notify distributors and doctors? Did they issue an adequate notice of the recall?
These and other issues will play a role in determining whether or not a contact lens solution manufacturer can be held liable for damages. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and the available medical evidence, and advise you as to your best course of action.
What are the symptoms associated with contact solution injuries?
Typically, there are two kinds of eye infection associated with contact solution injury: acanthamoeba keratitis and fungal keratitis. Symptoms associated with acanthamoeba keratitis include the following:
- Blurry vision
- Pain in the eye
- Redness of the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Excessive or constant tearing
- Feeling as if there is a foreign object in the eye
In the case of fungal keratitis, the following symptoms usually appear:
- Excessive tearing and discharge from the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Diminished sharpness or distinctness in vision
- Swollen or puffy eyelids
If left untreated, both of these conditions can lead to blindness. If you are unsure whether you are suffering from either one of these conditions after using a contact lens solution, seek medical attention to prevent further medical complications.
Recovering Damages for Contact Solution Injuries
As in most personal injury cases, there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit if you have suffered injuries caused by a contact lens solution. If you have suffered bacterial infections or other eye problems associated with the use of a contact lens solution, contact the medical product liability attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. today to schedule an appointment.