Do I Need an EzriCare Lawyer to File an Artificial Tears Lawsuit?

Do I Need an EzriCare Lawyer to File an Artificial Tears Lawsuit?

EzriCare Artificial Tears may have caused dozens of serious antibiotic-resistant eye and bloodstream infections resulting in vision loss and death. If using EzriCare Artificial Tears harmed you or a loved one, an ErziCare Lawyer can help you recover financial compensation through an EzriCare Artificial Tears Lawsuit

To recover the maximum amount of compensation in your case, you need an experienced product liability attorney. Research shows that people who retain the services of a lawyer recover substantially more compensation in mass tort cases.

Why Are People Filing EzriCare Eye Drop Lawsuits?

EzriCare Artificial Tears are eye drops sold over-the-counter in retail stores like Walmart to relieve or protect against dry, irritated eyes. The pharmaceutical company Global Pharma Healthcare makes the eye drops.

On January 20, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears after discovering a multistate cluster of antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to eye infections in 50 patients across 11 states. The patients had developed the infections after using EzriCare Artificial Tears. Some patients suffered permanent vision loss.

On Feb. 2, Global Pharma Healthcare recalled all lots of EzriCare eye drops due to possible contamination. By then, the number of adverse event reports had climbed to 55. Reactions included eye infections, permanent loss of vision, and death in a patient with a bloodstream infection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also placed an import alert on the drug company for “providing an inadequate response to a records request and for not complying with CGMP [Current Good Manufacturing Practice] requirements.

People who suffered harm after using EzriCare Artificial Tears, and those who lost a loved one after using the eye drops, are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Global Pharma Healthcare seeking compensation for their injuries.

What Are the Contaminated EzriCare Eyedrop Side Effects?

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that lives naturally in the environment. It can spread to people when exposed to water or soil contaminated with the bacteria. Resistant strains found in healthcare settings are often spread from one person to the next through contaminated hands or equipment.

People who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in EzriCare eye drops can suffer severe bacterial infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), and eyes.

Some health issues caused by these bacterial infections include:

  • Organ failure
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Brain damage
  • Sepsis
  • Tissue damage 

Early symptoms of eye infection include:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dryness in the eye or eyelid
  • Unusual discharge

How Can an EzriCare Lawyer Help Me with My Artificial Tears Claim?

A mass tort lawyer can handle your EzriCare artificial tears claim by providing experienced legal representation throughout the entire process. Here are some ways a lawyer can assist you:

Knowledge of mass tort litigation

Mass tort cases typically involve many plaintiffs who have suffered similar injuries or damages due to a common product or event, such as vision loss after using EzriCare artificial tears in this case. These cases require extensive knowledge of medical and legal issues. A lawyer who has previously handled mass tort claims will understand the unique challenges and complexity of these cases.

Resources and expertise

EzriCare lawsuits require extensive research and document review. But your lawyer will also need access to signature resources such as expert witnesses, including medical professionals, ocular specialists, microbiologists, and immunologists, who can discuss the infection the bacterium causes, the health consequences that can arise from infections, and the long-term implications.

Case assessment and strategy

A mass tort lawyer will review your claim and assess its strength, determining whether it fits within the scope of the EzriCare mass tort action against its manufacturer, Global Pharma Healthcare. If your case meets the criteria for inclusion, your lawyer will ensure you are properly classified as part of any larger group of plaintiffs.

Negotiation skills

Mass tort lawsuits frequently require complex negotiations with the legal teams of pharmaceutical companies and insurance firms, making the process inherently challenging. Attorneys handling these cases must possess strong negotiation skills to effectively advocate for their clients, to secure favorable compensation while avoiding prolonged and expensive litigation.

Since various law firms may represent multiple plaintiffs, the significance of strong negotiation abilities becomes even more important. Mass tort lawyers need to collaborate seamlessly with other attorneys, coordinating their efforts to present a united and formidable front against the defendant.

Courtroom experience

Most mass tort cases resolve before reaching the courtroom. But, having courtroom experience provides lawyers with a significant advantage during negotiations. When defendants know that skilled plaintiffs' attorneys are ready to take the case to trial, they may offer more favorable settlements.

But if your case does go to court, a lawyer experienced in litigating cases can navigate the challenges that arise during a trial, present evidence effectively, skillfully cross-examine witnesses, and deliver persuasive arguments on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced EzriCare Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one suffered a bacterial infection after using EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops, or your loved one died from their injuries, you may recover compensation through an EzriCare Artificial Tears lawsuit. You need an experienced mass tort lawyer on your side for the best possible outcome.

Contact an attorney at our law firm to discuss your case. Call us today at 866-467-0943 or complete our online contact form for your free consultation and case evaluation.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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