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GranuFlo Lawsuit Information

GranuFlo is a concentrated acidic powder used for kidney hemodialysis in thousands of treatment centers around the United States. Unfortunately, it was recently linked to increased risks of cardiac arrest and death.

Dialysis patients were shocked to learn of an FDA recall of Granuflo, as well as charges that the maker, Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), attempted to hide the dangers. Hundreds have already filed a Granuflo lawsuit to recover for the injuries or death caused.

Lawyers are helping those affected by Granuflo file claims due to:

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic alkalosis and
  • Death

Due to the number of claims expected, a federal judicial panel has suggested that each Granuflo lawsuit be consolidated in a special multi-district litigation court for expedited handling. A lawyer can explain the legal process as well as 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.

The maker of Granuflo, FMC, is the largest provider of dialysis treatment and products in the world. The company operates more than 1,000 clinics of its own and furnishes products to nearly one-third of the other treatment centers.

In 2010, FMC conducted a year-long study in its clinics over concerns of elevated cardiac deaths. They discovered 941 people suffered cardiopulmonary arrest associated with Granuflo, a rate that was six times the normal level.

However, instead of notifying the FDA, patients and outside clinics who purchase Granuflo of the dangers, FMC simply published an internal memo to its own doctors in November of 2011. They continued to heavily promote it for patient use, putting hundreds of thousands at risk.

After learning of FMC’s concealment of Granuflo risks, the FDA issued a Class I recall of the product in March of 2012. However, this only required the company to alter the label and it remains on the market.

Those affected by heart injury or death associated with the product can file a Granuflo lawsuit for damages including:

  • medical costs
  • pain and suffering
  • lost wages and earning capacity
  • loss of enjoyment
  • mental anguish, and
  • funeral expenses.

However, it is important to speak with a lawyer to determine if your situation qualifies for a case and how long you have to take action.

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 defective drug injuries and have handled Granuflo claims.

For more information on the warnings, recall and legal action related to Granuflo, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.