Fresenius Dialysis Products Liability Attorneys
We are not a referral law firm and your case will never be transferred to another lawyer to handle the claim. We will represent you from start to finish, period. Our nationally respected medical product liability lawyers are helping patients and their families across the country who have suffered an adverse cardiac even or lost a loved one during or after kidney dialysis treatment. Fresenius Medical Care withheld vital information about serious and potentially fatal GranuFlo and NaturaLyte cardiac side effects and we are determined to hold them fully accountable. To ensure that every individual who has suffered injury or the loss of a loved one after treatment with these Fresenius dialysis products has access to excellent legal representation, we are currently accepting GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuit claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients aren’t charged a penny unless and until they recover com,pensation. To schedule a free Fresenius dialysis products lawsuit consultation, please contact us now to speak with an experienced attorney at our law firm..
Fresenius GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysate Products
When an individual suffers from impaired kidney (renal) function, he or she may be treated with dialysis to help cleanse the blood of impurities and toxins. GranuFlo dry acid concentrate and NaturaLyte liquid concentrate are dialysates used during dialysis treatment with a bicarbonate buffer to help ensure the proper balance of acidity and alkalinity in the patient’s blood. These products are made by Fresenius Medical Care, and this company also operates a majority of the dialysis clinics currently active in the United States. According to our medical product liability lawyers, Fresenius Medical Care was aware of the fact that high bicarbonate levels in their dialysis products could lead to fatal heart problems, sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrest during dialysis treatment or shortly thereafter but they failed to provide sufficient warnings and instructions for doctors, endangering the lives of thousands of patients.
Fresenius GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Lawsuits
Fresenius Medical Care issued an internal memo in November 2011 to warn their own doctors that higher levels of bicarbonate in GranuFlo and NaturaLyte could lead to heart attack, cardiac arrest, and sudden death in patients, especially when those patients have high levels of bicarbonate in their blood prior to dialysis treatment. According to this memo, at least 941 patients suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at Fresenius dialysis centers in 2010 alone. Unfortunately, Fresenius did not issue this warning to other clinics that used GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, thus endangering the lives of thousands of patients. Armed with this knowledge of Fresenius Medical Care’s negligence, our attorneys can base GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits on the following claims:
- FMC exercised negligence in the manufacture and sale of defective products
- Insufficient testing was conducted to evaluate the safety of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
- GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were not issued with adequate warnings, and the medical community was not fully warned about the nature and extent of the risk of potentially fatal side effects
- FMC knew or should have known about safety issues with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, but they persisted in selling these products and even offered pricing and packaging discounts to encourage sales
- FMC warned their own doctors about GranuFlo and NaturaLyte side effects, but not other dialysis doctors
- FMC put profit over patient safety when they withheld information in an effort to boost market share and maximize profits
Damages in Fresenius Dialysis Products Lawsuits
In GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits, victims can hold FMC fully accountable for their greed and negligence. They may also be eligible to recover financial compensation for a number of damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral costs
Schedule a GranuFlo or NaturaLyte Lawsuit Consultation
If you suffered cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, or the loss of a loved one as a result of dialysis treatment with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your damages. To learn more about victims’ rights in GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits, we invite you to contact us to schedule a free legal consultation with an experienced medical product liability lawyer at our law firm.