Thursday, March 06, 2008

B.C. man left blind after using prescription eye drops files lawsuit

From CBC News:
A British Columbia man who claims he went blind after using mislabelled prescription eye drops is suing a pharmacy and the drug company that makes the drops.

Harvey Yuill said in a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit filed Wednesday that the eye drops he bought in April 2006 contained a drug called Blue Collyrium.

"The misprescription was caused by the negligence of the defendants, which led to further complications and eventually the loss of vision," Yuill said in court documents.

Health Canada recalled the drug in May 2006 because of concern over possible side effects.

By then,Yuill claims, he had been using the drops for nearly a month after cataract surgery and suffered complications that caused him to go blind. ...more

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