All GranuFlo and NaturaLyte patients who have suffered metabolic alkalosis complications are urged to consult with a professional product liability lawyer to determine eligibility for a claim. Although a lawsuit may not be suited to all GranuFlo victims, for those who have suffered cardiac arrest or lost a loved one, aggressive legal action may be the only means of seeking justice. A skilled attorney may be capable of recovering compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages/loss of income support
- Permanent disability
- Other related incidentals.
Determining Eligibility for a GranuFlo Lawsuit
Patients receiving hemodialysis also have a number of underlying conditions that can contribute to their health’s deterioration. The purpose of dialysis is to artificially filter blood to extend the life of kidney failure patients, hopefully until a kidney transplant is possible. However, when an acid concentrate used in dialysate increases the risk of complications, the manufacturer may be held liable for the damages. Some factors to consider for potential GranuFlo or NaturaLyte patient lawsuits include:
- Type of treatment
- Local product liability laws
- Statute of limitations
- Adverse event
- Amount of damages incurred
2012 FMC Acid Concentrate Recalls
A study conducted throughout 2010 revealed that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte converted into bicarbonate at higher levels than alternative products on the market. Patients are prescribed a certain amount of bicarbonate according to their pre-dialysis data. Because the higher conversion rates were unknown until the 2012 recall, dialysis clinicians may have administered excessive levels of bicarbonate, jeopardizing the lives and health.
Why Fresenius Medical Care Faces Hundreds of Potential Lawsuits
Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) may be confronted with hundreds of lawsuits in the coming months. As the manufacturer of the most widely used dry acid product in the dialysis industry, over 260,000 patients are estimated to have been treated using GranuFlo a year, bringing in at least $80 million in sales revenue every year for the medical device manufacturer. Since 2003, hundreds of dialysis patients have received inappropriate prescriptions of bicarbonate, resulting in serious complications such as:
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Sudden heart attack
- Low blood pressure
Speak with a Knowledgeable Attorney Today
A claim may be filed by or on behalf of patients who have suffered a serious injury as a result of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, and accrued financial and non-monetary damages related to the injury. Prompt action is critical for GranuFlo patients, as the statute of limitations applicable to your claim may have begun even before you were aware of the injuries you suffered. Make sure your legal right to compensation is not compromised; speak to an attorney regarding your potential case today.
Skilled GranuFlo Injury Lawyers
With over 70 years of collective experience, Estey & Bomberger product liability attorneys are conducting free case screenings for all GranuFlo or NaturaLyte injury victims. To schedule a free consultation and determine your eligibility to a claim, please contact us today on our website or through our 24/7 hotline.