A man has filed a product liability lawsuit and is alleging that a defective medical device recalled only two days after his cataract surgery caused him personal injuries. The man suffered unnecessary eye inflammation. The product liability lawsuit alleges that the device was defectively designed, manufactured, and marketed. As to the plaintiff’s surgery, the medical device was used to aid in iris retraction while the plaintiff underwent a cataract extraction with intraocular lens implant on the plaintiff’s right eye in October 2008.
The product liability victim states that he was sent to a retina specialist due to the swelling and was told a cornea transplant would be needed if the problem did not fix itself on its own. After five months with no improvement and continued swelling, the product liability victim had a corneal transplant and a new graft.
Only two days after the plaintiff’s surgery in October 2008, the medical device was recalled. The product recall was issued due to complaints of inflammation after eye surgery, including Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome. The product recall was issued due to unsafe and high endotoxin levels within the Healon D which could cause intraocular inflammation and/or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome in patients following surgery.
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