THE PROBLEM WITH GRANUFLO AND NATURALYTE
The dialysis treatment drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have recently been found to cause serious side effects, heart risks, and in extreme cases, death. If you or a loved one has suffered complications due to receiving these treatments, you may be eligible for a claim.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were manufactured and distributed by Germany-based medical manufacturers, Fresenius Medical Care.
Earlier this year in March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall for NaturaLyte and GranuFlo. The FDA listed it as a Class 1 Recall, the highest level of risk in any level of product recalls.
Manufacturer misled the public
Though the FMC issued an internal warning within its company-owned clinics about the risks of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, it did not offer warnings to anyone else. FMC failed to warn physicians and clinics not owned by FMC about the products.
The internal memo was leaked to the FDA in 2012.
As a result, the products were recalled.
Why were NaturaLyte and GranuFlo recalled?
The manufacturer reported that the concentration of acetate and sodium diacetate contained in the drugs lead to a high serum bicarbonate level in patients. This caused high risk factors in patients associated with low blood pressure among a number of heart risks.
If untreated, these risks may culminate in serious heart conditions or even death.
How many injuries have been caused by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte?
FMC noted 941 patients suffered cardiac arrest in 2010 alone. The numbers only included patients who were injured in clinics owned by FMC. Keep min mind that other medical centers treated their patients with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.
Get the help you need
If you’ve suffered serious heart risks or injuries due after using these products, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering. Speak to attorneys who have years of experience handling complex injury cases and can help you get compensation for your injuries.