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Matthews Legal News

FDA Recalls GranuFlo & NaturaLyte

Recall initiated March 29, 2012

 

Blame Doctors' Math for Granuflo?

Fresenius Medical Care does

 

FMC & Sodium Diacetate

Hemodialysis Patients Need Perfect Balance

 

"Dear Doctor" Letter too little too late

Fresenius (FMC) too slow to respond

 

  


GranuFlo / Dyalisis Lawsuit

GranuFlo, used in dialysis, appears to increase the risk of cardiac arrest and stroke. On March 29, 2012, all Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) Granuflo dialysates products were the subject of a Class I FDA recall, which included all products manufactured since 2008. FDA is also investigating whether the company’s failure to warn patients violated federal law. It appears now that Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) failed to alert the public to the GranuFlo heart attack risk for several months after first discovering the increased risk.

Free Legal Case Review: If you or a loved one suffered cardiac arrest or stroke within three days of dialysis treatment with GranuFlo, contact us for a free legal consultation regarding your potential case against Fresenius Medical Care.

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More than 900 Heart Attacks

GranuFlo problems first surfaced in 2010 when more than 900 people suffered heart attacks while receiving treatment in Fresenius Medical Care clinics. A powder concentrate used during dialysis to help patients with kidney failure remove toxins from the blood, GranuFlo is mixed with bicarbonate to neutralize the acid. However, GranuFlo already contains higher levels of bicarbonate than its competitors’ products, so the addition of extra bicarbonate can lead to a fatal overdose for the patient. Research suggests that excessive levels of bicarbonate increase the risk of heart attack six-fold.

FDA: FMC Dosing Errors

GranuFlo has been linked to alkalosis, a serious  condition known to increase potentially perilous cardiovascular events.

The FDA has  received complaints describing alkali dosing errors that occurred during hemodialysis which used dialysate concentrates containing acetic acid and acetate. These potential sources of alkali – when metabolized – can contribute to elevated bicarbonate levels in patients undergoing hemodialysis, which can lead to metabolic alkalosis.

Metabolic alkalosis is a significant risk factor associated with several potentially life-threatening health problems:

Contact a GranuFlo Lawyer Now

Our lawyers specialize in drug litigation, and have been fighting Big Pharma successfully for many years. Choosing Matthews & Associates to work your potential GranuFlo lets you access the highest level of legal help in the land. Contact us for a free legal case review.