Patients who undergo GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® dialysis treatment face a 6 to 8 fold increased risk of suffering a heart attack. Other side effects of using the products include cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiovascular death, and sudden cardiac death.
If you or someone you love has used GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® and suffered a heart attack as a result, there are steps you may be able to take to hold the pharmaceutical company accountable. The attorneys of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC understand your concerns and are prepared to help you fight for your rights. Contact our offices at 1-866-734-5291 for more information.
What are GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®?
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are commonly used kidney dialysis products manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care North America. Both products have been linked to causing alkalosis, a condition associated with a substantial increase in cardiovascular death and catastrophic injuries in patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care North America, the manufacturer of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, is the largest dialysis services and products company in both the United States and the World. Fresenius treats more than 1 out of every 3 dialysis patients in the U.S. at over 1,800 of its own kidney dialysis clinics, and is a leading supplier of products used by the dialysis clinics it does not own. Fresenius Medical Care’s 2010 Revenues exceeded $12 billion.
Fresenius Medical Care knew about the risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte as early as 2010 when the company circulated an internal memo discussing these risks. Yet Fresenius did not bother to warn consumers or the FDA. In fact, the FDA did not learn of GranuFlo’s dangers until the Fresenius document was anonymously leaked to the agency. Finally, in March of 2012, over a year after first learning of the risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte products, Fresenius issued an “urgent product notification” highlighting the increased risk of catastrophic cardiovascular injuries associated with GranuFlo.
Contact a Lawyer
If you or someone you love has used GranuFlo or NaturaLyte in the past and are now dealing with the physical, emotional, and psychological damage caused by these side effects, the attorneys of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC are prepared to help you. Contact us at 866-734-5291 to discuss your case with a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer.