Contact Lens Cleaner Settlements Cost Bausch $250M

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. has reportedly shelled out about $250 million over the past year to lay to rest nearly 600 lawsuits over the company's allegedly defective ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens cleaning solution.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Bausch & Lomb has quietly settled the lion's share of claims by individuals who allegedly contracted Fusarium keratitis — a rare fungal infection of the cornea that can cause blindness — after using the company's solution, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Many of those out-of-court settlements — the terms of...
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