10/31/2012 Granuflo Lawsuit News :Granuflo, a chemical additive mixed with patient’s blood during dialysis treatments may result in serious injury or death says the FDA in a Class 1 Granuflo Recall alert issued on March 29, 2012. Granuflo Side Effects are potentially deadly, causing metabolic acidosis followed by possible cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack and death. Best Legal Source is available to take your call to arrange a free case evaluation provided by a Granuflo Lawyer. Call toll-free or fill out the contact form provided for your use.
In other Granuflo Lawsuit News Reports
On June 12, 2012, the New York Times reported Granuflo Lawsuit News on the Class 1 Granuflo recall of the potentially deadly acid concentrate. Andrew Pollack of the New York Times reports “The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the nation’s largest operator of dialysis centers violated federal regulations by failing to inform customers of a potentially lethal risk connected to one of its products…” For a free case evaluation by a Granuflo Lawyer or to discuss a potential Dialysis Lawsuit, please call Best Legal Source at our toll-free number or fill out the contact form above.
Why was there a Granuflo Recall?
Investigations of “failure to warn” and the Granuflo recall continue as Granuflo lawyers prepare their claims to be presented before the Court in a dialysis lawsuit. Reports say studies of 941 deaths during dialysis were begun by the manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care as early as 2010, barely two years after the product was released for public use. Granuflo and their sister product Naturalyte, both acid concentrates intended to replace the bulky competitive products used previously by the dialysis industry, garnered a lion’s share of the dialysis market for the medical device giant, already a leader in dialysis machines and supplies. In November of 2011, the manufacturer had completed the study, identified a potential problem but continued to sell the product without notifying all of their customers or offering additional prescribing information, a precaution that may have saved lives. The information was leaked to the FDA and a Class 1 Granuflo Recall was announced on March 29, 2012. Potential victims of the alleged violations may be entitled to significant financial compensation. To learn more about your potential dialysis lawsuit and the Granuflo recall, call Best Legal Source. You will be connected with a Granuflo lawyer experienced in the very serious Granuflo Recall.
What is Hemodialysis?
The kidneys (renal glands) are two, relatively small organs located on either side of the spine in the mid back of the body. Every day an estimated 200 quarts of blood are processed through the kidneys. The kidneys filter out “good” chemicals (potassium, sodium, phosphorous) to be returned to the body. Waste products are removed and excreted from the body as urine. Kidneys also secrete hormones that maintain a chemical balance in the body, regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production, among other things. If a person suffers from acute or chronic kidney failure, the processes normally performed by the kidneys must be assumed by dialysis or kidney transplant. Without action, the body dies. One of the two methods of dialysis is hemodialysis. An external machine literally “becomes” the kidneys, removing waste products and maintaining chemical balance in the body. When in kidney failure, the blood balance becomes too acid and must be made more alkaline. One chemical used is a base substance, acetate.
What is a Dialysis Lawsuit about?
The original chemical of choice used in dialysis was acetic acid which converts to acetate when mixed. Granuflo, a combination of acetic acid and acetate or a diacetate, adds what could be called a double dose of acetate to the body causing alkalosis. Without proper prescribing information, nephrologists and other clinicians were unknowingly putting their patients in imminent danger of possible heart attack or death. By late 2010, a reported 941 people on dialysis using Granuflo and/or Naturalyte had died. This number does not account for any possible deaths of people in dialysis centers not owned by Fresenius that were using the acid concentrate they manufactured. Fresenius did not notify doctors working in clinics they did not own. The results of the study, privately conducted by Fresenius, of the 941 deaths, were released to the doctors in their own clinics but reportedly, were not released to the rest of their customer base. The numbers of potentially deadly adverse events that could have resulted from this alleged failure to warn is unknown. Many of the affected people are seeking the help of a Granuflo lawyer and may obtain financial compensation via a legal instrument, a dialysis lawsuit. Best Legal Source is available to assist you in making arrangements for a free consultation with a Granuflo lawyer. Call our toll-free number or fill put the contact form above.
How much will it cost to file a Granuflo Lawsuit?
A case evaluation is offered at no cost. You can speak to a Granuflo lawyer for a free case evaluation and find out if you might have a potential dialysis lawsuit. If it becomes necessary to file a dialysis lawsuit, your Granuflo lawyer will only receive compensation through a percentage of the monies potentially awarded at trial or through settlement. Best Legal Source will arrange a free consultation only with a Granuflo lawyer knowledgeable about the Granuflo recall and prepared to handle a dialysis lawsuit in Federal Court should that become necessary. Call today to learn more about possible financial compensation.
Granuflo Lawsuit Resource Links
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