Eye injections of the cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) can cause “silicone floaters” or air bubbles in a patient’s eyes. This side effect is usually temporary, but it may cause vision loss.
Need a Texas Avastin Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had silicone floaters or “air bubbles” from Avastin eye injections, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Avastin and Eye Diseases
Avastin (bevacizumab) is a cancer medication that stops the growth of new blood vessels that supply tumors. Avastin is not approved for the treatment of any eye diseases, but it is frequently used “off-label” for macular degeneration, edema, retinopathy, or diabetic eye problems.
Avastin Injections and Silicone Floaters
Avastin is not intended for eye diseases, so pharmacists must re-package Avastin into eye injections. The syringes are lubricated with silicone oil that sometimes mixes with liquid Avastin in the syringe.
Bubbles In Eyes After Avastin
As a result, silicone oil may accidentally be injected into the eyes of a patient who is treated with Avastin. This can leave silicone floaters that look like air bubbles to the patient. Although most cases are temporary and do not result in permanent vision loss, there is no easy way to treat this complication and it can lead to blindness.
Avastin Eye Injection Side Effects
Avastin eye injections are associated with silicone floaters, “air bubbles,” and the following severe side effects:
- Eye infection (endophthalmitis)
- High pressure in the eyes
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Retinal tearing or detachment
- Low pressure in the eye (hypotony)
- Damage to the cornea
- Vision loss
- Other vision problems
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but we are not filing an Avastin class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who received Avastin eye injections and had silicone floaters, “air bubbles,” vision loss, or blindness.
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a lot of people are seeking compensation for the same legal claim, like refunds for a defective product. However, class actions can also have disadvantages for individuals with far more serious injuries than the average perso.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
People who join a class action lawsuit may have to accept higher fees and a “low-ball” settlement. If compensation is awarded through a settlement or a trial verdict, members of a class action must also share the payout with everyone who qualifies to join the lawsuit.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual Avastin lawsuits so we can focus on helping people with the most severe injuries. If you were harmed by an eye injection of Avastin, you may qualify for compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Need an Avastin Lawyer in Texas?
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