Lever & Ecker, PLLC Files Lawsuit Against Hubble Contacts For Plaintiff Who Suffered Permanent Vision Loss

Lever & Ecker, PLLC July 7, 2023

Lever & Ecker, PLLC and Gomez Trial Attorneys recently filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court which highlights the potential dangers of wearing contact lenses sold by Hubble Contacts, an internet-famous start-up company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the plaintiff, Stephanie Guarisco, a New Mexico resident who claims Hubble’s contact lenses led to the total loss of her right eye and related left eye injuries. The case underscores the importance of ensuring product safety, especially in industries that impact consumer health. 

The lawsuit states that Hubble delivered subpar, ill-fitting lenses that left her permanently blind in her right eye after using the company’s contact lenses less than 10 times. Careless or negligent companies may be liable for unsafe products, failing to include appropriate instructions, or providing clear warnings for possible risks related to their products. If you suffered injuries due to a defective product, contact the product liability lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, today to discuss your case at no charge.

Understanding the Complaint Against Hubble Contacts 

The lawsuit states that due to the contact lenses purchased from Hubble, Ms. Guarisco, aged 56, underwent a complete removal of her right eye which resulted in the need for a permanent prosthetic to be placed in her eye socket. The lawsuit further asserts Ms. Guarisco suffered immense pain and suffering, and continues to receive treatment for issues related to her left eye. 

Federal and state authorities have recently criticized Hubble Contacts for misleading customers and substituting lenses made with outdated materials. The company has faced numerous complaints and received low ratings from consumer review sites, such as Better Business Bureau and Trust Pilot.  

The lawsuit further states that Hubble’s contact lenses were unsafe, defective, and inherently dangerous. It claims that the company failed to verify prescriptions and instead sent its own one-size-fits-all lenses to customers. When contacting a patient’s doctor, Hubble allegedly sent flawed verification messages that were intentionally difficult to understand. The lawsuit also asserts that the company engaged in deceptive practices, including leaving verification messages at incorrect phone numbers and manipulating online reviews.

The Complaint seeks to hold Hubble liable for damages for claims including defective design, failure to warn, breach of warranty, negligence, and violations of consumer fraud laws. 

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Successful Product Liability Claim? 

The types of damages that can be recovered depend on the specific circumstances of each case. Our White Plains product liability lawyers will investigate and pursue all economic and non-economic losses suffered and fight to maximize damages, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Emotional distress

In rare cases, victims may recover punitive damages. Such damages are limited to cases in which the defendant’s conduct was so outrageous that it qualifies as “willful and wanton.”

Contact the Product Liability Lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC 

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious eye injury or blindness after using Hubble contacts, immediately contact the White Plains product liability attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, so that we may discuss your possible legal options to help you obtain maximum justice. Having knowledgeable, aggressive, and experienced product liability lawyers like Lever & Ecker, PLLC on your side is essential to obtaining a favorable result in your case. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we will conduct a comprehensive investigation to collect vital evidence to prove your claim. We are always prepared to go to trial if necessary. Schedule a free consultation by calling (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 or filling out a contact form.