Could a GranuFlo Lawsuit Help You?
GranuFlo is a dry powder designed to assist individuals with impaired kidneys who may be otherwise unable to rid their bodies of toxic substances on their own. However, many patients have experienced complications after using this product, prompting many to pursue claims against its manufacturer.
Attorney Group for California wants to assist individuals who may have been injured as a result of GranuFlo. If you or someone you love suffered from cardiac complications or death following a dialysis treatment with GranuFlo, contact Attorney Group for California today to learn more about your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your lawsuit in California, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Overview of GranuFlo
Fresenius Medical Care reportedly marketed GranuFlo as a cost-effective and convenient way for dialysis centers in California and across the U.S. to provide the chemicals used in the detoxification of a patient’s blood. Called diasylates, these types of chemicals convert into sodium bicarbonate, which subsequently neutralizes the acids produced by the patient’s body.
While the kidneys normally detoxify these acids, patients with impaired kidney function must undergo dialysis treatments to rid their bodies of these compounds. Because GranuFlo comes in a concentrated form, many dialysis clinics have found that it is a cost-effective option versus other traditional methods. Additionally, GranuFlo contains higher concentrations of the active ingredient that is found in common diasylates.
However, patients who received the product allegedly began to suffer from serious and life-threatening complications such as cardiac arrhythmia, heart attacks, strokes and death. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Class I warning on GranuFlo, notifying healthcare facilities about the potential risks and dangers associated with GranuFlo use. Following this warning, Fresenius Medical Care recalled GranuFlo in 2012.
GranuFlo May Cause Adverse Side Effects
Like almost any medication or product in the healthcare field, GranuFlo may cause serious and life-threatening complications. Patients, including those in California, have reportedly experienced:
- Low levels of potassium
- Low blood oxygen levels
- Low blood pressure
- High carbon dioxide levels
These conditions have led to strokes, heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and sudden death, according to adverse event reports submitted to the FDA. Additionally, research showed that the likelihood of these complications was six to eight times greater than the risk of a heart attack in patients who did not use GranuFlo. As the link between GranuFlo and medical complications grew clearer, patients began seeking legal counsel to file GranuFlo lawsuits against the manufacturer in an attempt to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other injuries.
GranuFlo Lawsuits in the U.S.
Adverse events relating to GranuFlo use can cause patients and their family members considerable loss and expense. Attorneys involved in the litigation surrounding GranuFlo are encouraging affected individuals to consider filing a GranuFlo lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries. There are presently more than 300 GranuFlo lawsuits pending in courts across the U.S.
Plaintiffs filing GranuFlo lawsuits allege that Fresenius Medical Care knew of the risks and problems yet failed to warn the medical community and consumers. The manufacturer is further accused of only issuing notifications to dialysis centers within its network while allowing others to continue to use the product without knowledge of potential dangers.
Do You Have a GranuFlo Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury after receiving GranuFlo, contact Attorney Group for California to determine whether you are eligible to file a GranuFlo lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. We can address your concerns and connect you with an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable about the complications surrounding the product. Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.