Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

ReNu with MoistureLoc® contact lens solution

Burg Simpson is not currently pursuing new ReNu with MoistureLoc® cases.

Persons using Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc® contact solution with their soft contact lenses are at risk of developing fungal keratitis infections from the Fusarium fungus, a rare but serious and painful eye infection that can cause permanent blindness or significant loss of vision. On April 13, 2006, Bausch & Lomb asked US Retailers to remove ReNu with MoistureLoc® from their shelves, while the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) investigated at least 109 suspected cases. On May 15, 2006, the FDA and Bausch & Lomb permanently withdrew the product. The FDA completed its investigation of Bausch & Lomb’s manufacturing plant in Greenville, SC, where US supplies of the solution were manufactured, and reported more than 20 violations in is manufacturing process.

It appears that the cause of the infection lies in the unique formulation of the solution. Most contact solutions use one polymer, but ReNu with MoistureLoc® contains three polymers to increase moisture and comfort. The polymers actually work to trap the fungus and prevent the disinfectant in the solution from killing it. It also appears that the disinfectant used, Alexadine, may be part of the problem. Prior to its use in ReNu with MoistureLoc®, Alexadine had only been used in mouthwash and had never before been used in contact lens solution. One of the FDA’s findings ws that Alexadine had not been properly tested by Bausch & Lomb.

Fursarium Keratitis is a rare but serious and painful eye infection that can cause permanent blindness or significant loss of vision, caused by the Fusarium fungus.  Often, fusarium keratitis is misdiagnosed because it is rare and part of the claims were that Bausch & Lomb failed to disclose the problem, doctors sometimes try to treat the problem with steroids, which “feed” the fungus and exacerbate the injuries. The fungus literally eats the cornea and often requires a corneal transplant.

Burg Simpson represented consumers injured by this product and resolved all of their claims via settlement with Bausch & Lomb. Seth A. Katz was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the New York State Supreme Court Consolidated Litigation by the Honorable Helen Friedman.

 February 26, 2020

The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation Awards

Burg Simpson Shareholder Nick Fogel Presents the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation Awards The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Denver Fire Department Foundation and Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, was pleased to present the annual Denver Fire Scholarship awards on Saturday, February 22nd. These organizations awarded two $1,500 scholarships to two qualifying high school… Read more »


 February 13, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: February 2020

Join Our Email List Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation FEBRUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2020 Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is pleased to announce that Michael S. Burg , Peter W…. Read more »

 February 13, 2020

National Trial Lawyers Announces Top Lawyers for 2020!

National Trial Lawyers Announces the Top Lawyers for 2020! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that the National Trial Lawyers Association has selected the Top 100 Attorneys and the Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2020! The National Trial Lawyers Association is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region… Read more »

 February 12, 2020

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute Most commercial contracts have a provision stating that the parties will mediate disputes before taking the issue to arbitration or trial.  For those seeking to resolve a commercial dispute, it is important to know that litigation is typically expensive, time-consuming, public, and unpredictable. A trial’s outcome is always uncertain… Read more »


 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.


 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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