Law Firm Will Be Filing Numerous Additional Cases as a Result of Potentially Blinding Fungal Infection
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service — 05/31/2006 — The Hodkin Kopelowitz Ostrow Firm, P.A. (THKO) announced that it filed a federal class action lawsuit last week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, against Bausch & Lomb, Inc. A Bausch & Lomb product, ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, is being investigated for potential ties to a rare fungal eye infection known as Fusarium Keratitis. The class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons in the United States who have used the solution; although the firm has been contacted by hundreds of former users from across the United States and Mexico who suffered eye infections from using the solution. THKO is already representing many of them and expects to file a significant number of additional cases in the next few weeks.
Rochelle Feld of Broward County, Florida, is the named plaintiff in THKO’s federal class action. She is filing an individual suit and also brings this action on behalf of the class. Feld was using ReNu with MoistureLoc at the time she was afflicted with a severe case of Fusarium Keratitis. The infection caused her serious complications, which forced her to undergo extensive medical treatments including antibiotic and steroid therapies, as well as continuous medical monitoring. Without effective treatment, she will be at risk for further injury, including corneal surgery and even permanent vision loss. Feld is seeking more than $75,000 individually, and the amount in controversy for the class exceeds $5 million.
THKO also intends on filing an individual lawsuit on behalf of a Tennessee resident, Michelle Moore, a mother of three, whose husband is currently in Afghanistan fighting the war against terrorism. Moore has suffered from severe eye infections, has had her cornea scraped and cultured and may require a corneal transplant as a result of using ReNu with MoistureLoc.
THKO has set up the web site www.renulitigation.com as a way for consumers affected by the contact lens solution to contact the law firm and to learn more about their legal rights and pending litigation. THKO may also be reached Toll-Free at 877-525-4100.