Knowledgeable Dangerous Drug Lawyers Representing Cases Nationwide
On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a
Class 1 recall of GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, dialysis products manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care (FMC). Use of
these dialysis products has been linked to an increase in the risk of
cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac death. The manufacturer, FMC,
was aware of the injuries and dangers associated with their dialysis products
but failed to warn patients and doctors until 2012, placing more than
half of all dialysis patients in the United States at risk. Now, people
are reaching out to
dangerous drug attorneys across the country to hold them responsible.
If you need to seek justice from these faulty manufacturers, call (877) 958-7920.
Risks of GraunoFlo® & NaturaLyte® Injuries
The use of either GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® can result in high bicarbonate levels that can cause metabolic alkalosis—a
significant risk associated with low blood pressure, hypokalemia, hypoxemia,
hypercapnia, and cardiac arrhythmia, which may culminate in cardiopulmonary
arrest and death. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall
and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that
use of these products will cause adverse health consequences—or death.
Medical research links GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® to high bicarbonate levels that can cause a variety of health problems
- Cardiopulmonary arrest
- Heart problems
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Low blood pressure
- Sudden myocardial infarction or heart attack
The GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® recall states that the company failed to disclose vital information to
the FDA and health-care providers about the possible risk of high bicarbonate
levels when administering these products. There are currently more than
5,700 dialysis centers providing service to approximately 400,000 dialysis
patients in the United States. FMC, the largest dialysis services and
products company in the U.S. and the world, not only owns thousands of
dialysis clinics, it also manufactures nearly all the medical products
used in dialysis care.
Holding These Manufacturers Responsible
If you or your loved one experienced any of these symptoms while undergoing
dialysis, it is important to know you are legally entitled to seek justice.
At Shrader & Associates L.L.P., our dangerous drug attorneys can guide
you through the process of evaluating your claim and filing a lawsuit.
Reach Out to Shrader & Associates L.L.P. for a free consultation to
discuss your options for legal recourse.