Ragland Law Firm, LLP announces that it has filed a lawsuit in an Atlanta federal court against Bausch & Lomb, Inc. alleging that a North Carolina woman suffered a Fusarium Keratitis infection after using the company’s “ReNu® with Moisture Loc® Multi-Purpose Solution” between March and May 2006. The Plaintiff was living in DeKalb County, Georgia at the time, and she purchased the defective Bausch & Lomb ReNu with Moisture Loc product, along with new prescription soft contact lenses, from a “Pearl Vision” store in Lithonia, Georgia. Fusarium Kerotitis is a serious fungal eye infection that can develop through the whole depth of the cornea. In her lawsuit, the Plaintiff alleges that the Fusarium fungal infection led to redness, swelling, light sensitivity, pain and discharge from her eyes and that despite immediate medical attention, she now suffers permanent corneal scarring, blurred vision and frequent eye discharge. The Plaintiff seeks to recover special damages for her medical expenses and loss of income, as well as general damages for her physical pain & suffering and emotional injuries. In addition, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages on grounds that Bausch & Lomb allegedly was reckless in continuing to market a product it “knew or should have known was defective and posed unreasonable risks to consumers,” and “purposefully concealing and withholding information from the FDA and consuming public about such hazards.” The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, on July 16, 2007. Please click here to read our other Bausch & Lomb entries: Holding Bausch & Lomb Legally Liable for Fusarium Fungal Eye Infections Caused by Use of Its Defective ReNu® with MoistureLoc® Multi-Purpose Contact Lens Solution, Nearly 600 Product Liability Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Bausch & Lomb Due to Its Defective ReNu® with MoistureLoc® Multi- Purpose Contact Lens Solution
Ragland Law Firm, LLP announces that it has moved its Atlanta offices, effective March 5, 2007, to The South Terraces, an 11-story office building complex located near Perimeter Mall at the intersection of I-285 and Ashford Dunwoody Road. The firm’s new address is now 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces, Suite 425, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. The firm’s phone number has also changed. It is now (770) 407-7300, and its fax number is (770) 407-7310. The firm also now has a toll free telephone number: (866) 526-5891. Between July 2004 and March 2007, the firm had previously been located in the Resurgens Plaza on East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. The legal practice of Ragland Law Firm, LLP remains the same. It serves the needs of plaintiffs in complex civil litigation primarily involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. Among other things, the firm regularly handles cases in Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Athens, Gainesville, Carrollton, Newnan, Albany, Statesboro, and all other areas of Georgia which arise from car and motorcycle accidents, collisions involving tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks, crashes caused by drunk drivers, negligent service of alcohol, medical malpractice, defective products or unsafe medical devices, food contamination and food borne illnesses, inadequate security, and other areas.
For additional information about the Ragland Law Firm, LLP law firm, you are invited to visit its website at www.raglandjones.com.
Atlanta personal injury attorney Daniel A. Ragland has been chosen as “Super Lawyer” in the area of medical malpractice. He was previously recognized as “Super Lawyer” in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Less than 5% of all attorneys in each state are selected as “Super Lawyers” so this is a recognition which Mr. Ragland is grateful to have received. The list of all “Super Lawyers” in all categories in Georgia will be published in the March 2007 edition of the Atlanta Magazine.
Daniel A. Ragland has spent nearly two decades representing victims of medical malpractice. Several cases pursued by Mr. Ragland resulted in multi-million dollar pre-trial settlements on behalf of families whose member died or sustained permanent disabling injuries due to medical negligence. Mr. Ragland is also considered to be one of Atlanta’s best trial attorneys in the area of handling lawsuits against drunk drivers and dramshop liability cases against bars or restaurants which have negligently or illegally served alcohol to underaged drivers or noticeably intoxicated adults. Mr. Ragland also has considerable experience with trucking accident cases, product liability, and food contamination outbreaks.
This trial attorney can be contacted at the Atlanta offices of Ragland Law Firm, LLP toll free at (866) 526-5891 or by local phone (770) 407-7300.
Overwhelming evidence now proves that ReNu with MoistureLoc Multi-Purpose Solution is defective and has caused more than 100 confirmed cases of Fusarium Keratitis, a rare but serious fungal infection of the cornea that can lead to vision loss, the need for corneal transplants and, in some cases, even complete blindness. According to the CDC, some of these confirmed cases of Fusarium Keratitis involve citizens of Georgia and numerous other states who used the Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc product. After getting FDA approval in May 2004, Bausch & Lomb first introduced its ReNu with MoistureLoc product in September 2004. However, after an outbreak of Fusarium fungal eye infections beginning sometime in the middle part of 2005, the company recalled the product in mid-April 2006. A month later, on May 15, 2006, Bausch & Lomb announced that it would no longer sell its ReNu with MoistureLoc product and permanently withdraw it from all U.S. and global markets. At that time, Bausch & Lomb finally admitted that the “unique characteristics of the formulation of the ReNu with Moisture Loc product in certain unusual circumstances can increase the risk of Fusarium infection.”
There are over 30 million users of contact lenses in the United States, and by 2006, about 2.3 million of them reportedly used the ReNu with MoistureLoc product to clean, sterilize and/or store their lenses. Beginning in April 2006, with a case filed in federal court in Miami, dozens of meritorious product liability lawsuits have already been filed by consumers claiming that Bausch & Lomb failed to adequately test the product prior to starting sales in 2004. More importantly, these lawsuits claim that the ReNu with MoistureLoc product is defective and that Bausch & Lomb failed to timely warn U.S. consumers of the risks of Fusarium Keratitis despite significant evidence of a link between use of ReNu with MoistureLoc and a dramatic rise in the incidence of these fungal eye infections. Punitive damages are sought in many of these cases on grounds that Bausch & Lomb acted recklessly in concealing information from the FDA and consuming public, and acting much too slowly to protect consumers by delaying in its initial recall and subsequent withdrawal of the product.
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