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Dialysis concentrates cause fatal side effects

Fresenius Medical Care is the largest dialysis company in the world. The company sells various dialysis machines and equipment and the dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and Naturalyte. If you or your loved one has suffered injury as a result of these dialysates, consult with a lawyer at Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm as quickly as possible.

Our law firm has been championing the rights of injured Mississippians in Gulfport and throughout the state for more than 90 years. Our Biloxi-based lawyers have extensive experience handling products liability and medical malpractice cases and can investigate your Fresenius injury case.

What is GranuFlo?

In a healthy individual, kidneys filter waste, toxins and salt out of the blood. Patients who suffer from kidney problems may have to undergo dialysis in which their blood is filtered through an external machine (dialyzer). GranuFlo is one of the chemicals typically used during dialysis to remove impurities from the blood.

Recently, the FDA issued a class I recall of GranuFlo and Naturalyte. Although this recall will not result in a removal of the products from the market, it raises many red flags. According to the FDA, a Class I recall signifies that “a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”

Why was GranuFlo recalled?

GranuFlo was recalled after patients began suffering from cardiac arrest and strokes. Eventually, a Fresenius memo was leaked that showed the dialysis company was aware of issues with the drug. The problem was traced to a bicarbonate overdose. If you or a loved one has sustained unnecessary injury because of GranuFlo, our attorneys are ready to take your products liability case. Having decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases and defective product matters, our legal team is fully qualified to assist you with obtaining compensation. The FDA has found that GranuFlo may pose a serious risk to individuals with the following conditions:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Low blood oxygen pressure
  • Low potassium levels in the blood
  • High concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood

Damages available to GranuFlo victims

If your family has been harmed by GranuFlo, speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Fresenius was aware that improperly administering GranuFlo caused cardiac problems. Yet, despite knowledge of the danger of GranuFlo, the dialysis company did not recall the drug. With the help of one of our experienced attorneys, you can file a lawsuit to collect compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of life’s enjoyment
  • Funeral expenses

Contact a competent team of Mississippi injury lawyers today

Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave Law Firm provides Mississippians with top-rated injury law advocacy. If you or your family member has sustained illness or injury from a defective drug like GranuFlo, call 228.273.4455 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We are located in Biloxi and serve clients on the Gulf Coast and throughout the state.

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