Drug-resistant Bacteria Found in EzriCare Artificial Tears Linked to One Death, Dozens of Infections Across the Country

Lange Law Firm investigating legal implications after CDC advises discontinued use 

HOUSTON – One person has died and more than 50 people have been infected with a drug-resistant bacteria known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Most of these people reported using EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops, and three of them have been permanently blinded, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the CDC investigates this outbreak, the CDC has advised consumers and clinicians to stop using the EzriCare eye drops immediately. So far, there have been cases reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah, and Washington state.  

“These are the sorts of situations that show just how quickly something like this can get out of hand, and how time is of the essence when it comes to tracing the infections back to the source.” said Jory Lange of the Lange Law Firm“We place our trust in businesses to ensure the products we purchase are safe. We’re currently looking into whether there might be legal recourse for the people affected by this outbreak.”  

Pseudomonas aeruginosa can be spread to people in healthcare settings if they come in contact with soil and water that is contaminated with these germs. Drug-resistant strains can also be spread person to person in these work environments from contact with contaminated hands, equipment, or surfaces. The bacteria can cause infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), or other parts of the body.

How The Lange Law Firm can help:

Our mission is to help families who have been harmed by contaminated products. When corporations cause disease outbreaks, we use the law to hold them accountable. If you suspect that you have been infected by EzriCare eyedrops and are interested in making a legal claim for compensation, we can help. Call us for a free no obligation legal consultation at (833) 330-3663 or send us an e-mail here.

About the legal team: 

Jory Lange with The Lange Law Firm, PLLC is one of the leading lawyers specializing in food and water safety, successfully representing clients across the United States in cases ranging from Salmonella and E. coli-related illnesses to outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.  


Media Contact: 

Jason Cunningham



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