What is Avastin? Well, it’s a drug for treating cancer. Actually, many doctors believe it shows a high level of effectiveness for treating eye-related diseases as well. The list of diseases includes retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, etc. It’s worth mentioning that it is among the off-label uses of the drug. That’s to say, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved these treatments yet. In other words, doctors aren’t prohibited from prescribing such drugs. However, the promotion of such drugs by drug companies is not legal. Thus, any person who suffered from Avastin side effects has the opportunity of filing Avastin silicone eye injection class action lawsuit.
Which are Avastin silicone eye injection side effects?
Actually, if used for injection Avastin may become quite dangerous. The reason is that it may become contaminated with bacteria. As a consequence, many patients may suffer from Avastin silicone eye infection. As a matter of fact, it was in 2011, when this occurred both in Florida and Tennessee. Unfortunately, these infections caused a few patients to lose their vision thoroughly.
In addition to that, one of the patients experienced brain damage. This happened because the infection spread to the person’s brain.
It’s important to note that these infections made the FDA make a decision of issuing a recall of syringes. Certain pharmacies prepare these syringes and they are the source of the bacteria.
Avastin silicone eye injection class action lawsuit
Those people who experienced Avastin silicone eye injection faced various complications ( Avastin is also known as bevacizumab). As a matter of fact, the complication connected with Avastin injections is the delivery system, not bevacizumab.
The problem is that prior to injection into a person’s eyes, the drug appears into syringes. Actually, pharmacists lubricate these syringes with silicone oil. The silicone oil leaves behind silicone floaters while it is making its way into a person’s eyes.
It is true that these syringes cause a lot of side effects associated with Avastin.
Here is the list of side effects, which Avastin may cause: inflammation, cataract formation, hypotony, corneal damage, blindness, etc.
Did you or your loved ones experience Avastin side effects connected silicone injections? In this case, you may qualify for Avastin silicone eye infection lawsuit and get compensation.