Ohio GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a heart attack or another adverse health event during or after kidney dialysis treatment, you may have been injured by defective GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® acid concentrate. GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® are products which are administered during hemodialysis treatment, and have been linked to alkalosis, heart attack, and death. If you have suffered a dialysis injury from GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte®, or lost a loved one to the deadly side effects of these defective medical products, an Ohio dialysis attorney at The Thompson Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us right away.
Ohio GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Dialysis Recall
On March 29, 2012, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) was voluntarily recalling its dialysis medication GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®. This dialysis acid concentrate has been recalled due to risk of improper prescribing leading to alkalosis, heart attack, and death. It was a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall used when a product poses a reasonable probability of causing serious injury or death.
Fresenius Medical Care Failed to Warn
The dialysis recall was initiated after an FMC internal memo, dated November 4, 2011, was leaked to the FDA. FMC operates the largest chain of dialysis clinics in the U.S., and sells dialysis products to non-FMC clinics. The memo warned of the dangers of GranuFlo®, but was only sent to FMC clinics. Outside clinics which use GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® were not warned about the dialysis problem and how to protect their patients from heart attack and death.
Getting Help from Ohio Dialysis Attorney
An Ohio dialysis attorney can help you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve for your dialysis injuries. Your initial consultation is free, and if we represent you we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if you receive compensation for your injuries.
Compensation can include:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Past, current, and future lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of the capacity to enjoy life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® please contact an Ohio Dialysis attorney at The Thompson Law Firm by calling 1-800-GRANFLO (1-800-375-4726) or fill out a free consultation form.