Medical devices fail more often than we think. Such failures can have catastrophic or fatal consequences for patients. When failures are detected, medical devices will be recalled. However, some recalls come too late for certain patients.
One such recall involved Orzudex, an eye implant that was used to treat a variety of ocular conditions. Learn what to do if you received a defective Ozurdex implant.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Defective Ozurdex Implant?
Most patients who received a defective Ozurdex implant notice warning signs of the defect within six weeks of receiving it. The warning signs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Blurry vision or double vision
- Clouding or blind spots
- Glare or “halos” around lights
- Eye sensitivity and pain
- Formation of blisters on the surface of the eye
If left untreated, a defective Ozurdex implant can cause serious health issues for patients, such as:
- Cataract formation
- Steroid-induced glaucoma
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Corneal edema (swelling)
- Permanent corneal decompensation
If you received an Ozurdex implant recently and you’re experiencing the aforementioned symptoms, schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as possible to avoid possible ocular injuries.
It’s also in your best interest to contact one of our Los Angeles product liability attorneys to learn about your legal options. Defective medical devices, particularly ones involving the eyes and face, can cause serious or permanent injuries. It’s important for you to have the compensation you need for corrective surgeries or lost wages.
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we offer free consultations, so there is no downside to exploring your options with us. Call today at (866) 884-1717 to get started.