Dialysis and GranuFlo Lawyer
GanuFlo and NaturaLyte may have caused thousands of dialysis patients to suffer catastrophic heart side effects prior to their recall in March 2012. If you or a loved one were among them, a GranuFlo lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP may be able to help you obtain compensation for your financial, physical and emotional damages. The dialysis attorneys at our firm are investigating potential legal claims on behalf of victims of the Granuflo and NaturaLyte recall, and are available to evaluate your case for free. They will take the time to make sure you understand your legal rights, and explain the process for filing a GranuFlo lawsuit so that you can decide how to proceed in way that is best for you and your family. To learn more from an experienced GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawyer, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP today.
How Can a GranuFlo Attorney Help Me?
The GranuFlo lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have successfully represented hundreds of people harmed by defective drugs and medical devices. Since 1993, our Firm has recovered more than $3 billion for injured consumers. If you or someone you care about were harmed by GranuFlo or NaturaLtye, filing a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care could allow you to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Emotional Distress
- Wrongful Death
Our Fresenius lawyers are accepting GranuFlo and NaturaLyte inquiries from all 50 states. There is never a fee for a legal consultation with our firm, and should you decide to retain a dialysis attorney from Bernstein Liebhard, you won’t have to worry about legal fees. We represent GranuFlo clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that attorney’s fees and expenses are only assessed when and if your case is successful and a recovery is made. These fees, which will be taken from a portion of any recovery, will be clearly spelled out in the agreement you sign with Bernstein Liebhard LLP once you decide to retain the firm.
The GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Recall
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are drugs that were used by thousands of dialysis clinics around the country to remove toxins in the blood during treatments. They were recalled after research suggested that they were putting patients at risk for catastrophic health problems, including:
- Heart Attacks
- Cardiopulmonary Arrest
- Low Blood Pressure
- Sudden Cardiac Death
Fresenius Medical Care first informed the public about the potential risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte in a March 2012 Urgent Product Notification. That notice was later declared a Class I GranuFlo recall by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Class I recalls are the most serious type, and are only issued when a medical product poses an extremely high risk of serious injury or death.
The GranuFlo lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating allegations that Fresenius Medical Care was actually aware of the dangers associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte long before the products were recalled. Among other things, our dialysis attorneys have learned of a November 2011 memo the company sent to clinics it operates which warned doctors to adjust dosage of the drugs so as to avoid excessive levels of bicarbonate in the blood. Excess bicarbonate can lead to a condition called metabolic alkalosis, which has been linked to heart attacks, sudden cardiac death, and other catastrophic heart problems in dialysis patients. Among other things, the November 2011 memo warned that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte had been associated with a six-fold increase in sudden cardiac death among patients undergoing dialysis at Fresenius clinics. Despite the danger detailed in that memo, thousands of other dialysis clinics outside the Fresenius network were not informed of these issues until March 2012.
Contact a Dialysis Lawyer for Free GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Lawsuit Consultation
As of June 2013, more than 300 GranuFlo lawsuits had already been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. In light of the fact that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were used by thousands of dialysis clinics throughout the U.S., our GranuFlo attorneys expect this litigation to grow significantly. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that might be available to the victims of the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall, please contact a dialysis lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP by calling .