Granuflo Heart Attacks
WARNING: GRANUFLO HEART ATTACKS AFTER DIALYSIS
Did you or a loved one suffer from a heart attack following kidney dialysis?
The drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, which are drugs used during kidney dialysis, have been linked to an increased risk of cardiac problems.
Use of the products are linked to causing metabolic alkalosis which can lead to:
- Heart Problems
- Cardiopulmonary Arrest
- Sudden Heart Attack
- Low blood pressure
- Heart arrhythmia
- Metabolic alkalosis
If you or someone you love suffered heart injuries after dialysis, contact our offices immediately for a free initial GranuFlo attorney lawsuit evaluation.
Describe your case to an experienced attorney today, join our fight to hold the manufacturer responsible, and you may be entitled to significant compensation.
GRANUFLO FDA RECALL: LIFE-THREATENING SIDE EFFECTS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I Recall for the common dialysis treatment products in 2012. The Granuflo recall was issued due to a reasonable probability that these products cause serious side effects or even death, which is why it qualified for a Class I Recall.
The FDA issued the safety warning after the popular dialysis mixtures showed an increased risk of 400-600 percent for heart attacks or cardiac arrest following dialysis treatments in patients prescribed GranuFlo, according to Fresenius internal data.
Over 4,500 GranuFlo related heart attacks are suspected to have occurred in 2010, while over 260,000 Americans have had the products used during kidney dialysis.
An estimated 400,000 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 linked to hundreds of deaths and serious heart problems.
Prior to the manufacturer recall, GranuFlo Dry Acid Concentrate and NaturaLyte were used to treat chronic renal (kidney) failure during hemodialysis with annual sales revenues estimated at $80 million or more for Fresenius.
Medical research links GranuFlo and NaturaLyte to severe side effects, including alkalosis, which is when the blood of a person becomes too alkaline, when there should be an alkaline/acid balance, known as pH balance.
This condition is associated with an increase in heart attack, cardiovascular death, sudden cardiac death and other catastrophic cardiovascular injuries in patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
There is proof that Fresenius Medical Care knew as early as 2010 that these kidney dialysis treatments were responsible for hundreds of deaths and placed kidney dialysis patients at risk for heart problems, but the drug maker concealed this information from the FDA and the public to earn $12 billion in sales in 2010.
An internal memo from Fresenius written in November 2011 indicated that the company knew of the significant heart attack risks during treatment. The company notified its own dialysis clinical network but the data was not shared with non-Fresenius clinics.
GET HELP TODAY FROM EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
Don’t be a victim—stand up for your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
NaturaLyte and GranuFlo recall lawsuits are being filed across the country by dialysis patients who suffered severe side effects from these dialysis treatments and by family members of dialysis patients who died of their injuries.
The recent findings indicate that people may not have been adequately alerted to the serious health risks linked to the dialysis drugs, and our GranuFlo lawyers are available to help with your questions regarding a potential lawsuit.
If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest following dialysis using GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, share what happened and get your legal consultation immediately. Work with us to hold Fresenius responsible and claim what compensation you may have waiting for you.
Many patients don’t know they were given GranuFlo or NaturaLyte during their dialysis treatment and may have suffered severe side effects—even death—without realizing their dialysis treatment was the cause. If you are unsure if these were the drugs you were treated with, call our office for more information.
Our law firm includes a former ICU nurse whose medical background can help provide health related answers to questions you may have as well as the legal remedies that are available to you.