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FDA Recall of Ultrasound Gels and Lotions Due to Risk of Sepsis and Death: All Products Manufactured by Eco-med Pharmaceutical, Inc Subject to FDA Recall.
If you are currently using ECO-Med ultrasound gels or lotions, we recommend the following guidelines as directed by the CDC:
- Stop using and dispose of all ultrasound gel and lotion products manufactured and distributed by Eco-med.
- Do not buy ultrasound gels or lotions manufactured or distributed by Eco-med.
What is it?
The ultrasound gel and lotions lawsuit is a claim against Eco- Med for manufacturing and distributing products containing the Burkholderia cepacia complex. Burkholderia Cepacia Complex may lead to severe infections, including bloodstream infections, resulting in sepsis or death.
Holland Law Firm is a personal injury and mass tort firm representing victims who used one of the recalled ECO-MED Ultrasound Gels and were diagnosed with sepsis or a bloodstream infection or died.
Which gels and lotions have been recalled?
According to the Federal Drug Administration, On Aug. 4, 2021, Eco-Med Pharmaceutical sent a recall classification notice for specific lots of Eco Gel, Medi Choice, and Mac Medical ultrasound gel. However, the FDA has determined that all ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by Eco-med are at risk for bacterial contamination.
Product Names: ultrasound gel products and lotions manufactured by Eco-med are marketed by several distributors, under different product names, which include but are not limited to the following:
Why they were recalled?
The use of affected ultrasound gels and lotions contaminated with Bcc may lead to severe infections, including bloodstream infections, resulting in sepsis or death. All ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by Eco-med are recalled due to bacterial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). The FDA independently confirmed that Eco-Med Ultrasound and Gels tested positive for this dangerous bacterial contamination.
As of Aug. 31, 2021, there have been at least 66 infections, including 60 bloodstream infections associated with these affected products, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is Burkholderia Cepacia Complex?
According to the CDC, Burkholderia cepacia complex is the name for a group or “complex” of bacteria found in soil and water. Burkholderia cepacia bacteria are often resistant to common antibiotics. The effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis. Transmission of Burkholderia cepacia from contaminated medicines and devices has been reported.
Who is Affected by Burkholderia Cepacia Complex?
- Health care providers that utilize ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by Eco-med Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- Patients that received care from a healthcare office or clinic that using gels or lotions manufactured by Eco-med Pharmaceutical, Inc.