The offices of d’Oliveira & Associates have issued a Fresenius infographic informing patients who have received kidney dialysis using GranuFlo and NaturaLyte that these products have caused hundreds of cardiac arrest deaths. Fresenius is one of the largest providers of kidney dialysis treatment and products with over 2,700 clinics worldwide that perform 32 million dialysis treatments every year (Fresenius 2011 Annual Report). Our law firm wants patients injured by Fresenius products that we have the legal knowledge to evaluate your potential claim.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are kidney dialysis products that raise bicarbonate levels more effectively than other products. GranuFlo is a dry acid concentrate and NaturaLyte is a liquid concentrate. However, these products can raise the bicarbonate in the bloodstream to dangerous levels. These high bicarbonate levels can cause heart problems. In fact, Fresenius issued an internal memo warning its doctors and dialysis service providers that, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, had been linked to 941 cases of cardiac arrest and death in 2010. However, Fresenius Medical Care waited until March 2012 to warn other doctors and dialysis service providers who might be using the products of their dangers. The FDA received a copy of this internal memo from an anonymous source and quickly issued a recall for the Fresenius products on March 29, 2012.
The new infographic illustrates the timeline of events leading up to the recall as well as listing GranuFlo and NaturaLyte side effects. These side effects include serious heart problems such as arrhythmia, heart attack, and cardiac arrest. This means Fresenius’ products are especially dangerous to kidney dialysis patients because heart problems are the number one cause of death among this group. Additionally, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte make it six times more likely that a kidney dialysis patient will experience heart problems.
Have You Experienced Heart Problems After Kidney Dialysis Treatments Using GranuFlo or NaturaLyte?
If you or a loved one has had heart problems after kidney dialysis treatments using the Fresenius products, GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer regarding a Fresenius claim. d’Oliveira & Associates, is working with some of the leading dangerous drug lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.