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Acne Mask Class Action Lawsuit

Acne Mask Class Action Lawsuit

Neutrogena has been hit with a class action lawsuit for falsely advertising the Visibly Clear® Light Therapy Acne Mask, a device that was recalled after it was linked to vision loss and blindness.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with vision loss or blindness, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Neutrogena Acne Mask Linked to Blindness

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear® Light Therapy Acne Mask is an at-home treatment for mild to moderate acne. Unfortunately, it was recalled in July 2019 because it may cause permanent vision loss or blindness — especially in people with pre-existing eye problems, or take medications that increase sensitivity to light.

What is the Risk of Eye Injuries?

In a recall posted by health officials in Australia, experts warned about retinal damage that could lead to vision impairment or blindness.

Experts also warned about the risk of eye pain, eye discomfort, eye irritation, tearing, blinding, blurring of vision, seeing spots/flashes and other changes in vision (for example vision color).

Neutrogena Acne Mask Class Action Lawsuit

In November 2018, a class action lawsuit (PDF) accused Johnson & Johnson of falsely advertising the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask as having only “30 daily treatments,” when it really had enough battery to provide more treatments.

The mask is programmed to provide 30 once-daily treatments for 10 minutes each, for a total of 300 minutes of power. After the maximum number of treatments is reached, the battery is programmed to stop working.

However, the lawsuit claims that the battery actually has enough power to provide more treatment sessions if it is not programmed to stop:

“By restricting the number of treatment sessions, Defendant is able to maximize its profits by inducing consumers to throw away their Activators, despite still having enough to charge to provide additional treatment sessions, in order for consumers to buy additional Activators.”

The lawsuit was filed on November 27, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — In RE: Rebecca Correia v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.2:18-cv-09918.

What is the Problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not currently filing a Neutrogena Acne Mask class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who used this product and suffered severe side effects, such as:

  • Eye injury
  • Retinal damage
  • Vision loss
  • Seeing spots or flashes
  • Vision changes (blurriness, peripheral vision, color, etc.)
  • Blindness

About Class Actions

The class action lawsuit that was filed for the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is seeking refunds for everyone who bought the product based on false advertisements — NOT compensation for people with severe eye injuries.

Class actions are useful when a lot of people have a relatively minor legal claim, such as when they buy a product based on false advertising. In these cases, it makes sense for consumers to join together to seek refunds and financial compensation for the product.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have major disadvantages for individuals who have suffered serious injuries from a defective medical device. For example, members of a class action must share the payout. The payout may not cover an individual’s medical expenses or permanent injuries. This is why many people with injuries file individual lawsuits.

Do I have an Acne Mask Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with vision loss or blindness, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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