Posted on: January 10, 2012
In June 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating whether the German company Fresenius Medical Care had failed to warn clinics that its dialysis treatment, called GranuFlo, might cause heart attacks if it is not properly dosed. Soon after, a Class I GranuFlo recall was announced.
GranuFlo is manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) and has been linked to hundreds of deaths in kidney patients requiring dialysis treatment. Fresenius Medical Care’s dialysis product GranuFlo is a dialysate, a substance that physicians can use in the treatment of acute and chronic renal (kidney) failure.
GranuFlo is a chemical that helps to remove impurities from the blood as part of the dialysis process. Patients who have used GranuFlo may suffer heightened levels of bicarbonate in their blood which can result in symptoms such as: heart attack, low blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and even death.
If you or a loved one has undergone dialysis treatment in which GranuFlo was administered and suffered injuries or death as a result, you should contact the law offices of George sink, P. A. Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys are experienced in handling product recall and liability cases. Call us today and let us get you the compensation you deserve.