Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), makers of the most prescribed dialysis concentrate – GranuFlo – is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is investigating whether or not FMC failed to warn consumers of the potentially life threatening risks associated with GranuFlo. Allegedly, FMC knew of an increased risk of cardiac arrest for GranuFlo users as early as 2010, but did not warn doctors or consumers of this risk until late 2011. Even then, FMC only issued a warning to company owned dialysis clinics. Not until March 2012 did FMC issue a GranuFlo warning to non-FMC doctors and clinics.
Manufacturing companies like FMC are required to warn consumers of the potential risk and possible side effects associated with the use of a product. A warning should explain to consumers why a risk exists with the use of a product, what the possible side effects are if the warning is not followed, and how a consumer can avoid danger. Manufacturers who fail to warn consumers may be liable for the damages related to an injury or death caused by the use of a dangerous product.
Victims’ Legal Rights
If you or a loved one suffered a serious complication after using GranuFlo, your legal rights may entitle you to financial compensation from the manufacturer. To learn what your legal rights are, consult a trusted California dangerous product attorney at the law firm of Estey Bomberger. We can explain to you what your rights are and quickly determine if your rights allow you to file a product liability (area of law governing dangerous products) lawsuit. Product liability law is a complex area of law and can be difficult to navigate. We have more than 70 years of experience handling product liability cases and have obtained millions of dollars for clients harmed by a dangerous or defective product. Our case results include a $17 million verdict for a client who suffered a serious spinal cord injury as a result of using a defective loader/back-hoe.
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