Class Action Certified for California Contact Lens Consumers
Abbott Medical Optics is facing an uphill battle in a California class action. A California State Court judge has certified a class action for consumers who purchased contact lens solution that is associated with an eye infection that can cause blindness. The plaintiffs, who represent California consumers who purchased Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution between 2003 and 2007, are asking for refunds of their money. The class action lawsuit claims that Abbott Medical Optics misled the class members into believing that its contact lens solution disinfected their lenses, when in fact the solution could cause an eye infection that can lead to pain and blindness or even force the removal of an eye.
The California Supreme Court recently amended its class action standards. As a result, more consumers will be afforded additional protections under California law.