Lieff Cabraser’s personal injury practice group is actively investigating multiple reports about users suffering serious injuries including blindness and even death related to the use of EzriCare Artificial Tears. On February 1, 2023, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control advised consumers and health care providers to immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it probes a “multistate cluster” of infections that testing has linked to the eye drops.
Infections have been found in 50 patients across 11 states, according to the CDC. Most of those infected reported having used artificial tears, and the most commonly used brand was EzriCare.
Results in some patients included “permanent vision loss resulting from ocular infection, hospitalization and [the] death of one patient with bloodstream infection,” the CDC said, noting that the bacterial infections are often resistant to antibiotics.
If you or a family member have suffered any injuries or infections you believe may be related to use of EzriCare’s Artificial Tears, we urge you to contact a nationally-recognized injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case and potential recovery for your injuries. Write to us or call today at 1 800 541-7358, and get justice now.