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Erzicare Lawsuit - Bacterial Infection Injuries & Compensation

The potential lawsuits involving EzriCare Artificial Tears claim the use of these eye drops can cause an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA). These infections have led to vision loss and even death. The link between the eye drops and infections was first reported in a January 2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alert.

Our EzriCare Artificial Tears lawyers are investigating these cases on behalf of clients who have used these eye drops and suffered a bacterial infection, vision loss, or death.


What are the Ezra Eye Drops Bacterial Infection Lawsuits?

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On January 31, 2023, the CDC recommended that clinicians and patients immediately discontinue use of EzriCare Artificial Tears pending completion of an epidemiological investigation and lab analyses.

The CDC stated it has identified 55 patients with CRPA. At the time of the agency’s alert, the incidents of infection had manifested across 12 states:

  1. California
  2. Colorado
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. New Jersey
  6. New Mexico
  7. New York
  8. Nevada
  9. Texas
  10. Utah
  11. Washington
  12. Wisconsin

The CDC further linked at least 38 CRPA cases to four healthcare facility clusters. Specimens were collected between May 2022 and January 2023. The agency noted that individuals who had used artificial tears or eye drops showed the most common exposure to CRPA infection.

Eighty-five percent of patients who could recall the brand of eye drops they had used named the EzriCare Artificial Tears brand of eye drops. CRPA was detected in EzriCare Artificial Tears opened bottles during lab testing.


How Much of a Settlement Could You Get for an EzriCare Case?

The amount you could get in a settlement or verdict for your Artificial Tears lawsuit depends on multiple factors stemming from the nature and severity of your personal injury.

The types of damages that tend to be associated with product liability claims like those that could evolve from tear drop infection injuries include:

  1. Costs of medical treatment (past and future)
  2. Costs of surgery (past and future)
  3. Hospitalization costs (past and future)
  4. Pharmaceutical medications (past and future)
  5. Lost income (past and future)
  6. Past and future loss of capacity to earn money
  7. Diminished future potential earnings
  8. Diminished quality of life
  9. Pain and suffering (past and future)

If your loved one passed away as a result of injuries they sustained from use of EzriCare eye drops, we are very sorry for your loss. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we want to make sure you know of your right to pursue a wrongful death action against the product’s manufacturers. Our wrongful death attorneys can assist you with this effort.


Your personal injury has already presented enough stress in your life. Let our attorneys assume the burden of seeking justice on your behalf. Our lawyers will handle every aspect of the legal process so you can focus on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

If we take on your EzriCare case, our legal team will do the following:

  1. Investigate the details of your personal injury
  2. Gather your medical records
  3. Calculate the full extent of your damages
  4. Seek out experts in the fields of medicine, psychology, economics, and occupational therapy who can speak to your injury and how it has affected you and will affect you down the road
  5. Manage and meet all case-related deadlines, including the statute of limitations in your state
  6. Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
  7. Represent you at trial, if the defendant does not agree to a settlement

Why You Should Consider Hiring Our Product Liability Lawyers

Our law firm has been fighting Corporate America on behalf of injured people around the world since 1955. Our lawyers have won well over 150 jury verdicts across the U.S. in the amount of $1 million or more. Our results include verdicts and settlements in excess of $30 billion.

The product liability attorneys at our law firm have the knowledge, experience, and resources to take on big corporations on your behalf. With our lawyers on your side, you do not need to worry about sophisticated defense attorneys taking advantage of your situation and not having full knowledge of your legal rights.

We know how to stand up to large corporations like the Artificial Tears manufacturers, and we will do just that.

Our lawyers are recognized throughout the legal industry as leaders in the field of mass torts. In fact, LPR is the founder of Mass Torts Made Perfect, a national, semi-annual seminar attended by thousands of attorneys who come to us to learn how to handle lawsuits against some of the world’s largest corporations.


What Is Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (CRPA)?

The CDC explains that Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria typically found in soil, water, and other aspects of the environment, and which often causes infections in humans.

These infections can occur in multiple parts of the body, including the blood and lungs.

Generally, infections can be treated with antibiotics. Carbapenems, for example, are a class of antibiotic agents used to treat severe bacterial infections. However, one characteristic of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a persistent ability to continually mutate to circumvent the effects of antibiotics. CRPA is the term used to describe Pseudomonas aeruginosa that have developed a resistance to Carbapenems, meaning those drugs no longer work to treat the infections.


Symptoms of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Eye Infections

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections can occur in the blood, lungs, skin, ear, or eye. Symptoms of this type of infection are dictated by the area affected.

According to Healthline, symptoms of eye infection could include:

  1. Inflammation
  2. Redness
  3. Pus
  4. Impaired vision
  5. Swelling
  6. Pain

A medical professional will use lab testing of blood, tissue, or pus samples to diagnose this type of infection.

Because CRPA resists antibiotic treatment, such an infection can become severe, causing serious damage and complications. In some cases, these infections can prove fatal.


How Are EzriCare Artificial Tears Used?

EzriCare Artificial Tears is packaged as an eye dropper in a preservative-free solution. The product’s purpose is to lubricate the user’s eye, thus relieving dryness and irritation.

The delivery mechanism of applying the solution directly into the eye could serve as an effective vehicle for transporting bacteria into the body. For this reason, sterility is of paramount importance.

Possibly, a defect in design, manufacturing, or storage prompted the cluster of bacterial infections in users across multiple states.


Call Us Today for a Free Consultation About Your ErziCare Artificial Tears Claim

Our attorneys offer free confidential consultations. If you hire our firm to represent you in your eye drops infection case, we never will charge you any fees or costs unless we recover for you.

Contact us for a free consult by calling (800) 277-1193. Alternatively, you can request a consultation by completing our Free & Confidential ErziCare Artificial Tears Infection Consultation Form. Your submitted information will be immediately reviewed by one of our lawyers investigating these cases.