A June 2012 article in The New York Times recently shed some light upon a horrifying situation. Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the company responsible for treating more than 1/3 of the American patients receiving dialysis is being investigated after appearing to cover up the harmful effects of one of its products, GranuFlo. The company is believed to have sent an internal email to doctors working in FMC dialysis clinics regarding the potential dangers of improperly mixing GranuFlo, a dry acid concentrate. Failure to use GranuFlo correctly was resulting in a high risk of the patient dying suddenly from a heart attack either during or shortly after treatment. The internal Fresenius GranuFlo e-mail suggested that as many as 941 patients had suffered from cardiac arrest in the year 2010 alone.
After the company communication was made public, the FDA issued a warning as well as a recall for GranuFlo. However, many angry patients as well as the family of GranuFlo victims are now seeking a way to be compensated for their injuries and suffering.
If you or a loved one was treated with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte and injured as a result, it is in your best interest to contact a GranuFlo lawyer to help you protect your rights as well as seek possible financial compensation to help in the recovery of injuries. Because Fresenius was aware of the potential risks associated with its products and did not correspondingly alert the public, they can be sued for negligence. The following side effects and conditions are reasons to seek the assistance of a dialysis lawyer:
A GranuFlo lawyer will assist you in filing a legal claim against the company responsible for the product in question, in this case Fresenius Medical Care. A lawsuit claim will seek to compensate the victim and his/her family for any medical costs as well as emotional damages or lost wages. If the dialysis patient died, then a GranuFlo lawyer would assist in filing a wrongful death claim.
Mr. David P. Willis of The Willis Law Firm in Houston is a nationally respected personal injury trial attorney with a great reputation earned through 25+ years of legal excellence. He specializes in cases resulting in serious injuries and wrongful death cases filed against medical and pharmaceutical companies, like Fresenius. Mr. Willis works in this field because he is personally compelled to hold companies accountable for their negligent acts and products; he holds the certification of “Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer,” which less than 2% of Texas attorney’s have earned. Mr. Willis also has the highest peer review rating. When you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, Mr. Willis and his talented team of legal specialists are the people you need on your side.
The Willis Law Firm is current offering GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuit consultations to the victims of dialysis heart attack nationwide. If you or a loved one experienced side effects or death following dialysis, please call our firm today. We may be able to help you secure financial compensation for your injuries and suffering. All GranuFlo clients are represented on a “you don’t win, you don’t pay” basis.