CooperVision AVAIRA Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit Attorneys
CooperVision’s AVAIRA Toric Soft Contact Lenses were the subject of an FDA recall on October 14, 2011. These contact lenses could cause hazy vision and severe damage to the eye and use should be discontinued immediately. If you have suffered an eye injury due to CooperVision AVAIRA soft contact lenses, you may be entitled to recover compensation in a dangerous medical device lawsuit.
Our medical product liability attorneys are currently investigating cases where CooperVision AVAIRA contact lenses caused serious eye injury. Call us today at 1-888-554-2889 to speak with a contact lens recall lawsuit attorney. We offer:
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AVAIRA Contact Lens Recall
The FDA has issued a Class 1 recall of CooperVision’s AVAIRA Toric Soft Contact Lenses, following an earlier, less severe recall of the lenses in August. This is the result of the unintended presence of silicone oil residue on the lenses, which can lead to hazy or blurred vision or serious discomfort and injury to the eye requiring medical treatment. A Class 1 recall is the most serious and urgent type of FDA recall, and involves situations in which there is a strong or reasonable possibility that use of the product in question will cause serious injury or death.
Roughly 600,000 lenses being recalled were made between November 1 and August 3, 2011. This represents about ten percent of the lenses sold or issued as samples in the United States. The lenses involved in the CooperVision AVAIRA contact lens recall were sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, and LensCrafters.
The CooperVision AVAIRA defective contact lenses were not only recalled in the U.S.: more than 8 million contact lenses were affected by a worldwide CooperVision contact lens recall. CooperVision has been criticized for downplaying the recall in order to minimize its financial damage, to the point that the U.S. FDA threatened to issue a warning about the defective contact lenses if CooperVision did not properly warn eyecare professionals and patients of the dangers of using these recalled lenses. The recall issued in October is actually the second CooperVision contact lens recall, where the company stated that it had received additional complaints of severe eye pain since it first issued the AVAIRA toric lens recall in August.
CooperVision AVAIRA Contact Lens Injuries
According to FDA reports, people who have used CooperVision AVAIRA Toric contact lenses have experienced cornea injuries and other eye problems as a result of these recalled contact lenses. The cornea is the transparent dome that covers the colored area (iris) of the eye. The cornea focuses the rays of light that enter the eye and allows us to see clearly.
In FDA reports, people have suffered the following corneal injuries after wearing defective CooperVision AVAIRA toric contact lenses:
- Corneal edema: A transient or reversible swelling of the surface layer of the cornea
- Corneal abrasion: A painful scrape or scratch of the surface of the cornea
- Torn cornea: A tear of the layers of the cornea
Corneal injuries are not the only eye injuries caused by defective AVAIRA contact lenses. Lens wearers have also reported the following injuries and problems:
- A “foreign-body” sensation in the eye
- Blurred vision
- Decrease in vision
- Eye pain or stinging and burning in the eye
- Light sensitivity
- Redness of the eye, “bloodshot” eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Watery eyes or increased tearing
In some cases, these CooperVision AVAIRA toric contact lens injuries have required emergency medical attention.
Contact a CooperVision Defective Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one have experienced corneal damage or other eye injuries or problems after wearing recalled CooperVision AVAIRA toric contact lenses, you may be entitled to collect substantial compensation. Contact our contact lens recall lawsuit attorneys today for a free legal consultation where you can learn more about your rights.