Over 400,000 Americans receive necessary and life saving dialysis treatment every day. An estimated 1/3 of these patients are also treated with GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®. These solutions, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, are mixed with bicarbonates to treat acid build up in the blood. However, many doctors were unaware that both GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® contained elevated bicarbonate levels. In patients with elevated bicarbonate levels, this mixture could produce heart attacks and even death. The FDA has since issued a Class 1 recall, their most serious recall.
Fresenius knew its products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® could produce harmful results. In 2010, researchers observed 947 heart attacks during dialysis treatment. In response, Fresenius issued an internal memo advising doctors in their network of the health risks. The manufacturer did not notify patients or caregivers outside of its network. Thousands of patients did not receive the potentially lifesaving health information that they needed until the recall.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dialysis injury such as heart attack or death, please contact our firm today to receive your free and confidential GranuFlo® case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your dialysis injury.
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