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GranuFlo FDA Recall
Controversial Dialysis Medicine...GranuFlo
Thousands of Americans go to a dialysis center about three times a week so that they can live a somewhat normal life. What is dialysis? Patients who have diminished kidney function go to have their blood safely removed, run through a dialyzer (a filtering machine which is also referred to as an artificial kidney) and then pumped back into the body. The filter machine contains a chemical solution which removes waste products and cleanses the blood before it is pumped back into the body. One such chemical solution is called GranuFlo, a product made by Fresenius Medical.
Currently, the lawsuits against Fresenius have been amassing due to the fact that not only have a number of dialysis patients suffered heart problems (heart arrhythmia, heart attack, coma, death), but Fresenius Medical was aware of the potential side effects, yet did not share this vital information with patients nor healthcare providers alike.
As the world’s largest provider of kidney dialysis services and products, GranuFlo’s manufacturer was under the watchful eye of the FDA, who issued a Class 1 Recall of GranuFlo after investigating the harmful effects of the product. Since then, the number of lawsuits have been building due to the fact that so many patients have suffered from its use. The Eshelman Legal Group (an Ohio based law group) plaintiffs allege that Fresenius “intentionally, recklessly and/or negligently concealed, suppressed, omitted and misrepresented the risks, dangers, defects, and disadvantages of GranuFlo…”
So what causes the heart problems? The chemical used in dialysis to cleanse the blood is traditionally a sodium (mono) acetate. GranuFlo, however, uses a sodium diacetate which can cause higher levels of bicarbonate in the body. These higher levels of bicarbonate can lead to a condition known as metabolic alkalosis which can cause serious health problems, as mentioned earlier.
If you live in Ohio and have suffered from GranuFlo being used during your dialysis treatment, call to set up your free initial consultation with the Eshelman Legal Group. Your lawsuit will be one of many that claims GranuFlo caused severe, permanent injuries. Loss of wages, death, medical care, mental pain and physical pain are examples of damages we will help fight for on your behalf.
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If you or someone you know have been using GranuFlo and have subsequently suffered a serious medical condition, you should contact the Eshelman Legal Group in N.E. Ohio immediately to arrange a free consultation. Remember, there are time restraints in regards to your potential case. If you wait to long you may forfeit your legal rights to regain what you have suffered and lost do to this type of injury.