Thousands of Americans undergo dialysis treatment each year to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), commonly known as kidney failure. More than a third of these kidney dialysis patients are given the dialysis products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte – treatments that have recently been linked to hundreds of deaths and serious heart problems.
Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest dialysis service provider is under investigation for failing to inform customers of potentially deadly risks connected to excessive doses of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. In Fresenius Medical Care's own 2010 internal survey, results indicated GranuFlo and Natural Lyte had potentially deadly "side effects" including causing extremely low blood pressure, heart problems, strokes, cardiac arrest and death. Despite this, they continued to manufacture GranuFlo and Natural Lyte, as well as administer to patients in the clinics they own. In June 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced an emergency Class I recall on GranuFlo and Natural Lyte manufactured between January 2008 and June 2012.
If you or a loved one were on dialysis and had heart problems, you should be aware that your dialysis treatment may be the cause. Vicitms of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte heart problems may be entitled to compensation. For a free, no hassle legal evaluation of your potential case, please contact the lawyers at George & Farinas today.