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Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP
Date:12/22/2008

Complaint Charges Consumers Have Been Misled into Purchasing Brand Name Product Identical to Less Expensive Solution Manufactured by AMO for COSTCO

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 -- The Schmidt Firm, LLP in Dallas, Texas announced today that Southern California-based Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. ("AMO") was named as the defendant in a consumer fraud and false advertising class action lawsuit. The case, Maria Ruiz v. Advanced Medical Optics, et. al, was filed Monday in California State Superior Court in Orange County (#30-2008-00231301). Maria Ruiz brought the complaint on her behalf and on behalf of all California consumers who purchased AMO's Complete Multipurpose Solution Easy Rub Formula ("Easy Rub"), a contact lens cleaning and disinfection product.

The class action complaint alleges that beginning around August 2007, AMO launched the Easy Rub product as a replacement for its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution, which the company had been forced to recall on a global basis in May 2007. That recall followed a report by the Centers for Disease Control linking Complete MoisturePlus to an outbreak of serious corneal infections known as Acanthamoeba keratitis. AMO is currently facing several hundred products liability cases and claims brought by consumers who developed the sight-threatening disease after using Complete MoisturePlus.

AMO advertised the Easy Rub formula as "new" and "unique" when the produc
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