The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) categorized Bausch + Lomb’s recall of dozens of lots of its glass syringes a Class I recall, the most serious kind.
Which Bausch + Lomb Syringes Were Recalled?
The recall affects the Bausch + Lomb 27G sterile cannula. “Cannula” is the medical term for a small, often disposable, tube inserted into the body to draw fluid or inject medicine. The recalled cannula is provided with Amvisc and Amvisc Plus Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device (OVD), which is used as a surgical aid to deliver a gel-like substance to the front or back of the eye during operations, such as cataract procedures.
Bausch + Lomb Syringes Might Cause Life-Threatening Side Effects
On November 15, 2012, Bausch + Lomb notified customers that some lots of the disposable 27G could leak viscoelastic material or detach during an injection procedure. According to the FDA, some syringe detachments caused serious injuries to patients. Consequently the FDA declared the Bausch + Lomb recall a Class I event because there was a reasonable possibility that the syringes could cause serious injury or death.
RLG’s Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Bausch + Lomb syringe lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.
If you believe a Bausch + Lomb syringe harmed you, contact RLG today.