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CooperVision Avaira® Sphere Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit

CooperVision, in association with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was forced to conduct a nationwide Avaira Sphere contact lens recall on October 14, 2011. According to an official FDA Safety Notification, the recall was initiated after several lots of Avaira Sphere contact lenses were discovered to be harboring the unintended presence of a silicone oil residue. Unfortunately, the adulterated Avaira Sphere contact lenses may be responsible for severe, adverse events. The presence of silicone oil residue may significantly increase the risk of blurred vision, discomfort, or eye injuries that require medical attention.

If you or a loved one has been injured by CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit Overview

Used for the correction of myopia or hyperopia in aphakic and non-aphakic persons with non-diseased eyes, CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses represent a revolutionary breakthrough in the vision-care industry. Their unique formula provides patients with the ability to wear a lens that has a propensity to stay moist and transmit high levels of oxygen. Subsequently, the lenses may be worn by persons who exhibit astigmatism of 2.00 diopters or less that does not interfere with visual acuity.

Unfortunately, FDA testing revealed inadequacies in the developmental process of several product lots. FDA officials found that Avaira Sphere contact lenses had been contaminated with silicone oil residue while still being manufactured. Subsequently, CooperVision, in association with the FDA, was forced to initiate a worldwide Avaira Sphere contact lens recall because of the dangerous complications that may ensue.

The FDA raised the CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall to a Class 1 medical device recall, their most severe denomination, after acknowledging the dangers associated with the presence of silicone residue. The FDA recall was issued on October 14 after it was discovered that silicone oil may cause symptoms that range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort in the eye and injuries requiring medical treatment. Class 1 recalls suggest that there is a reasonable probability that the use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences. Due to these adverse events, patients may contact a lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation regarding their potential CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuit.

Affected CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lenses

According to the Class 1 FDA Recall Notification, the contaminated products included in the CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall were manufactured from February 1, 2011 through August 24, 2011. Subsequently, the contaminated lenses were distributed between March 2 and November 15.

CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Injuries

To date, CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses have been responsible for several adverse events. Patients subjected to the silicone oil residue have indicated that the contaminated products were responsible for impaired vision, excruciating pain and hospitalization. August 21 witnessed a woman from Hampton, VA be admitted to the hospital for treatment regarding a significant eye injury. The 15-year-old woman allegedly suffered a catastrophic injury after having recently started a new Avaira Sphere contact lens prescription. Following admittance to the hospital, the woman was given pain medication for a severe tear in her cornea. Subsequently, the following is a comprehensive list of the injuries that have been associated with recent CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuits:

  • Torn corneas
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Significant eye pain

Do I Have a CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.CooperVision, in association with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was forced to conduct a nationwide Avaira Sphere contact lens recall on October 14, 2011. According to an official FDA Safety Notification, the recall was initiated after several lots of Avaira Sphere contact lenses were discovered to be harboring the unintended presence of a silicone oil residue. Unfortunately, the adulterated Avaira Sphere contact lenses may be responsible for severe, adverse events. The presence of silicone oil residue may significantly increase the risk of blurred vision, discomfort, or eye injuries that require medical attention.

If you or a loved one has been injured by CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit Overview

Used for the correction of myopia or hyperopia in aphakic and non-aphakic persons with non-diseased eyes, CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses represent a revolutionary breakthrough in the vision-care industry. Their unique formula provides patients with the ability to wear a lens that has a propensity to stay moist and transmit high levels of oxygen. Subsequently, the lenses may be worn by persons who exhibit astigmatism of 2.00 diopters or less that does not interfere with visual acuity.

Unfortunately, FDA testing revealed inadequacies in the developmental process of several product lots. FDA officials found that Avaira Sphere contact lenses had been contaminated with silicone oil residue while still being manufactured. Subsequently, CooperVision, in association with the FDA, was forced to initiate a worldwide Avaira Sphere contact lens recall because of the dangerous complications that may ensue.

The FDA raised the CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall to a Class 1 medical device recall, their most severe denomination, after acknowledging the dangers associated with the presence of silicone residue. The FDA recall was issued on October 14 after it was discovered that silicone oil may cause symptoms that range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort in the eye and injuries requiring medical treatment. Class 1 recalls suggest that there is a reasonable probability that the use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences. Due to these adverse events, patients may contact a lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation regarding their potential CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuit.

Affected CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lenses

According to the Class 1 FDA Recall Notification, the contaminated products included in the CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall were manufactured from February 1, 2011 through August 24, 2011. Subsequently, the contaminated lenses were distributed between March 2 and November 15.

CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Injuries

To date, CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses have been responsible for several adverse events. Patients subjected to the silicone oil residue have indicated that the contaminated products were responsible for impaired vision, excruciating pain and hospitalization. August 21 witnessed a woman from Hampton, VA be admitted to the hospital for treatment regarding a significant eye injury. The 15-year-old woman allegedly suffered a catastrophic injury after having recently started a new Avaira Sphere contact lens prescription. Following admittance to the hospital, the woman was given pain medication for a severe tear in her cornea. Subsequently, the following is a comprehensive list of the injuries that have been associated with recent CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuits:

  • Torn corneas
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Significant eye pain

Do I Have a CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lens recall lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by CooperVision Avaira Sphere contact lenses, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

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