Granuflo NaturaLyte Lawyer

Granuflo Lawsuit

What is Granuflo / NaturaLyte?

Granuflo and NaturaLyte are drugs, both manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, used in dialysis, a process that cleans the blood when a patient’s kidneys are not working properly. Both drugs clear toxic waste (acid buildup) from the blood by neutralizing it with bicarbonate. Fresenius runs dialysis treatment centers and treats approximately 130,000 Americans yearly. We handle all Granuflo and NaturaLyte cases on an individual basis, not as a Granuflo class action, or a NaturaLyte class action.

Granuflo / NaturaLyte Risks and Side Effects: Heart Attack and Heart Damage

Granuflo and NaturaLyte both pose substantial risks and side effects to patients. Both have been linked to alkalosis, which can cause heart attack and damage to the heart. Alkalosis results from bicarbonate overdose. Granuflo and NaturaLyte both contain more bicarbonate than other dialysis drugs, making bicarbonate overdose more prevalent. Many lawsuits have alleged Granuflo and NaturaLyte both present unnecessary side effects and risks to patients.

Granuflo Lawsuits / NaturaLyte Dialysis Lawsuits

In the dialysis lawsuits filed against Fresenius, it is alleged Fresenius was aware of the dangers posed by Granuflo and NaturaLyte, but hid these problems from dialysis treatment centers. Fresenius issued a memorandum on November 4, 2011, indicating 941 dialysis patients experienced heart attack- 6 times the risk of heart attack with normal bicarbonate levels. Only after the FDA was anonymously sent this memo and investigated did Fresenius openly disclose these problems.

The FDA’s Recall of Granuflo and NaturaLyte

The FDA has recalled both Granuflo and NaturaLyte after an internal Fresenius memo detailing the defective nature of Granuflo surfaced. The FDA called Fresenius’ conduct “troubling” and indicated the manufacturer should have notified its patients immediately.

Granuflo / NaturaLyte Compensation

If you or a loved one were injured while taking a defective drug, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug manufacturer. Granuflo / NaturaLyte compensation could include:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • In-home care
  • Medical devices
  • Past lost wages (including loss of earning capacity), as well as pain and suffering damages.
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of Consortium

Our Granuflo / NaturaLyte Lawyers

Our medical lawyers are investigating all cardiac injury and death cases connected to Granuflo and NaturaLyte. If you or a loved one would like to have your case reviewed for free, contact our medical lawyers. We will promptly gather all medical records and have them reviewed by our team of medical professionals. After our investigation, we will present you with all legal options and pursue any drug manufacturer we determine is responsible for your damages. In some cases, it may be advised to pursue a medical malpractice cause of action against the doctor or dialysis center for improperly administering Granuflo / NaturaLyte.