GranuFlo is a popular acidic concentrate powder which is used in thousands of clinics each day to mix dialysate for nearly one-third of patients receiving hemodialysis.
Unfortunately, Granuflo has been linked to increased risks of cardiac arrest, heart problems and death. Many of those affected have already filed claims against the manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care. A Granuflo lawyer can advise whether you have a case as well.
Although many patients don’t know the source of their dialysate, Fresenius Medical Care is the largest dialysis services and products company in the world. They operate thousands of their own clinics, sell to others and make nearly all the products used in dialysis treatment.
In 2010, Fresenius conducted research which linked the use of Granuflo to elevated bicarbonate levels in patients. This has been related to heart conditions such as:
Instead of warning the FDA, outside doctors or the public about these findings, FMC concealed the results to their own doctors. A Granuflo lawyer can explain how this failure to properly warn patients of the danger subjects them to liability for the damages.
If you or a loved one suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, heart attack or death after dialysis treatment, it is important to speak with a Granuflo lawyer as soon as possible to learn about your legal options. Contact us today.
The FDA has issued a Class I recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products made by Fresenius Medical Care. Although these products remain on the market, doctors are now alerted of the risks of improper dialysate mixture and bicarbonate prescriptions.
While no one should file a lawsuit unless they have been significantly injured by the fault of another party, the maker of Granuflo attempted to conceal the risks of the product when study results could have protected hundreds of thousands of patients.
Qualified lawyers have already begun helping those affected by heart problems, cardiopulmonary arrest or death after dialysis file lawsuits against Fresenius. A Granuflo lawyer can explain the process and whether your case may qualify.
Due to the number of Granuflo lawsuits expected from patients, a federal judicial panel has suggested that all claims be consolidated in a special multi-district litigation court for expedited handling. However, the time to file your claim is limited.
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.