Fungal Settlements Reached In Contact Lens MDL

Law360, New York (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. has begun settling many of the fungal product liability cases that were filed over its allegedly defective ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens cleaning solution, but it is thus far holding firm on the bacterial cases.

At a joint status conference on Tuesday, defense attorney Harvey Kaplan said Bausch & Lomb had settled about 200 cases brought by people who allegedly contracted Fusarium keratitis, a rare fungal infection of the cornea that can cause blindness, after using the company's contact lens solution. All...
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