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The Alcon CONSTELLATION Vision System Recalled for Causing Blindness and other eye injuries

Austin law firm Meyerson Cagle, P.C. has begun investigating an eye surgery device manufactured by Alcon Medical Devices, LLC. The Alcon CONSTELLATION Vision System is an ophthalmic microsurgical system used by eye surgeons to perform various types of eye surgery. Alcon initiated a recall in the Spring of 2010 after it identified both software and hardware problems which have been associated with unexpected system loss of power (shutdowns), unintended system error messages, unresponsive touch screens, and system setting and infusion performance problems. These events may cause eye injuries, including blindness. This is a Class 1 recall. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

Have you or someone you love been injured by the Alcon CONSTELLATION Vision System? If so, call Meyerson Cagle, P.C. for a free consultation.