The FDA has issued recalls of both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, both of which are popular dialysis concentrates used by hundreds of thousands of kidney dialysis patients across the Untied States. These concentrates are also used by hemodialysis patients. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are both made by Frenesius Medical Care (FMC), the world’s largest dialysis services provider. More than 1 of every 3 Americans on dialysis have been treated with these products at over 3,000 dialysis clinics.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Concentrates Linked to Heart Attacks
The recall issued by the FDA has been the result of an investigation into concerns that FMC was aware as early as 2011 that these dialysis treatment products had caused harmful and potentially deadly side effects. FMC has been accused of potentially concealing hundreds of reports of patients suffering from dangerously low blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Some of these patients died due to these side effects. Consumers and the medical community were not made aware of these issues until after the FDA forced FMC to alert the public.
Most patients are unaware that any connection exists between their low blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke and their dialysis treatment even though hundreds of patients have been seriously injured or even died following such treatment, specifically treatment involving GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated “This appears to be another unfortunate situation where another corporation puts profits ahead of people. If FMC actually did know that the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte could cause either serious injury or death and did not immediately recall the product, then I feel that this is a situation where punitive damages should be awarded. In some states, juries have the ability to hit defendants whose behavior is particularly deplorable. It is too soon to determine if this is in fact the case here but, eventually, the truth will come out. What really irks me is the propaganda that the corporations put out there today that the problem with this country is too many lawsuits. Lawyers do not bring expensive cases against large corporations in most instances unless there is strong evidence of corporate malfeasance. The truth that too many corporations today put profits ahead of the safety of people who use their product is something people need to be made aware of and I hope enough people read articles like this one to learn the real truth about corporate America.“
If you or a loved one have experienced dangerous or deadly side effects due to GranuFlo or NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates, you may want to speak with a Fresenius recall lawyer regarding a potential lawsuit. d’Oliveira & Associates is working with some of the leading attorneys in the country who are handling these cases. A claim and/or lawsuit can be filed on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive an award or a settlement.
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