GranuFlo Injury Attorneys
GranuFlo is a medication added to the solution during the dialysis process. GranuFlo is used to help maintain normal pH levels while the patient undergoes dialysis treatment. It is manufactured by Fresenius Medical.
GranuFlo is the only dialysis additive that uses sodium diacetate, a powder. The powder allows dialysis centers to mix their own solution, avoiding the need to purchase expensive 55 gallon drums of pre-mixed solution. GranuFlo alone is not unsafe.
In June of 2012 the FDA recalled GrauFlo, and the concentrated liquid version, NaturaLyte, due to evidence of increased serious cardiac injuries and even sudden cardiac death. The recall required Fresenius to clarify mixing and dosage instructions to prevent bicarbonate overdose, the consequence of improperly mixing and using GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. It is estimated that millions of Americans nationwide were exposed to GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte prior to the recall.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious cardiac event while undergoing dialysis treatment between 2003 and July of 2012, even if it was not at a Fresenius clinic, time is running out to file your lawsuit. To be prudent, you should toll your case or file your lawsuit no later than June 1, 2014 if possible. In order to file your lawsuit, your attorney will need to obtain and evaluate medical records. TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
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