The New York Times reports today that Bausch and Lomb may have waited too long to pull its products off the shelves once people began contracting a rare fungal infection. To read the full story, click here.
According to the New York Times, Bausch and Lomb knew about these eye infections back in November of 2005.
“They had plenty of warning,” said George D. Sard, chairman of Sard Verbinnen, a crisis management firm. “They kept taking this series of temporizing measures and half-steps, and they’ve probably exacerbated concerns about the integrity of their brands.”
However, there is still no conclusive evidence identifying the cause of the fungal infections and why they are occuring in soft contact lens wearers using the Bausch and Lomb products.
When a product injures someone it is called a products liability case. The maker of the product may have been negligent when making or distributing the product to consumers. If you have been injured by a product, or contracted the eye fungus discussed above, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your rights.