Fresenius Medical Care is the name of a company that manufactures some of the most widely-used dialysis products in the world, and also owns and operates thousands of dialysis clinics throughout North America. Two of Fresenius’ best-selling dialysis products are GranuFlo and NaturaLyte – dry and liquid acid concentrates designed to convert to bicarbonate and neutralize the build up of acid that occurs in the blood during hemodialysis treatment. However, because of improper warnings and instructions provided by Fresenius, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte treatment may lead to dangerously high levels of bicarbonate in the blood, possibly resulting in side effects like heart attack, stroke or even death. If you underwent dialysis with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, and you have since experienced a major medical complication, contact an experienced dialysis attorney for legal help.
In 2012, the FDA issued a Class I recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte amid serious concerns that the dialysis products could significantly increase a patient’s risk of life-threatening side effects. This recall was initiated after an internal memo issued by Fresenius in November 2011 indicated that as many as 940 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte patients suffered sudden cardiac death during or shortly after dialysis treatment in 2010 alone. The side effects potentially tied to GranuFlo and NaturaLyte include:
If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these dialysis complications, fill out the form to discuss your case with a reputable GranuFlo or NaturaLyte attorney for free.
Sudden cardiac arrest is an unexpected death in a person who had no known diagnosis of a life-threatening disease or condition, and occurs when the heart stops beating and blood is no longer being supplied to the body. The following are the most common symptoms of cardiac arrest:
If you have lost a loved one to cardiac arrest allegedly linked to GranuFlo or NaturaLyte treatment, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your losses. Fill out the case review form now to speak to an experienced dialysis lawyer.
New research shows that patients with high levels of bicarbonate in their blood are six times more likely to suffer cardiac arrest than patients with normal bicarbonate levels. Since this information was brought to light, hundreds of patients across the country have filed GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits against Fresenius Medical Care, claiming that the company intentionally put patients at risk of serious and life-threatening side effects. If you received dialysis treatment with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, and you suffered heart attack, stroke or another serious side effect during or shortly after treatment, fill out the case review form now to speak to a product liability lawyer. With a qualified dialysis attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.