In March of 2012, the FDA issued a Class I Recall of the dialysis product Granuflo after reports that it was associated with higher risks of cardiopulmonary arrest, heart problems and death.
Patients were also shocked to learn that the manufacturer, German health care giant Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), attempted to hide the dangers, putting hundreds of thousands at risk.
Now, many of those affected have contacted a lawyer to find out if there is a class action lawsuit against Granuflo. While litigation is growing quickly with public awareness, there is not a Granuflo class action lawsuit at this time.
With many lawsuits already pending around the country for the patients and families affected, a federal judicial panel has proposed consolidating them into one federal court. FMC has agreed with this approach, therefore a decision on the venue is expected soon.
Although cases will be moved to one central court, they will still be filed individually, instead of as one Granuflo class action lawsuit. A lawyer can explain the legal process and whether your case qualifies.
If you or a loved one suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, heart attack or death after dialysis treatment with Granuflo, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from a Granuflo lawsuit. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
A class action suit can be an advantage if a large group of people suffer moderate damages, since combining cases creates more influence. However, in the case of Granuflo, most of those affected suffered significant injury on their own.
Studies have suggested that defects in the design or usage of Granuflo can lead to a six-fold increase in serious conditions such as heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, metabolic alkalosis or even death.
Consolidating individual cases to a Multi-District Litigation court is often better for those injured than a class action lawsuit against Granuflo since each case can be reviewed separately. This can also result in substantially higher recoveries. Recently, these MDLs have been used for litigation against Yaz, Actos, Pradaxa and Chinese Drywall.
Lawyers are available to help those injured by Granuflo file individual cases against FMC rather than wait for a Granuflo class action lawsuit.
They can explain the current criteria for a Granuflo lawsuit, how much a case may be worth, and how long you have to take action. They can also secure the necessary records to file your claim against FMC.
Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in drug or medical device injuries and have already handled Granuflo claims.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and litigation related to Granuflo, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.