Fresenius Medical Care is the leading provider of drugs, products, and devices to patients who undergo dialysis. Recent medical studies show that the use of GranuFlo and Naturalyte, dialysis products made by Fresenius Medical Care, is associated to increases in the risk of cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac arrest. The risks associated are up to six times more likely to happen for those that use these dialysis products than other dialysis products. The danger arises when high bicarbonate levels are reached causing metabolic alkalosis, which is a condition that is associated with low blood pressure.
Fresenius Kidney Dialysis Products and Devices
Dialysis is required when your kidneys fail. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to get harmful wastes, extra salt and water out of your body. Hemodialysis does that with a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood. GranuFlo uses dry acid to clean out the waste in your body and Naturalyte also cleans out your body through Hemodialysis. It is extremely important to watch your dosage of these drugs because overdosing can cause important nutrients, which are needed by your body, to flush out as well.
Research also links Fresenius products to stroke and death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already issued a Class 1 recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Class 1 recalls are for dangerous or defective products that predictably could cause serious health problems or death. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Allegedly, Fresenius has been aware of the injuries and dangers linked with these products for quite some time but failed to timely warn patients and doctors.
Fresenius Dialysis Medical Studies
The damage sometimes requires a long period of treatment, or can even be life threatening. Manufacturers, marketers, and distributors have the obligation to study and test products and devices for their efficiency and safety. They also have the duty to disclose findings from their studies and all the potential dangers to patients. Absent the requisite standard of diligence in manufacturing, marketing, and distributing these products, they are liable for damages caused to the individual. d’Oliveira & Associates seeks to get you compensated for the damages resulting from the manufacture’s negligence that had been manifested in these products, drugs or devices and had caused you injuries, lost salaries due to time off from work, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.
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