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GranuFlo Lawsuits Mount, as Filings in Federal GranuFlo Recall Litigation Approach 400, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:11/19/2013

can result in a condition called metabolic alkalosis, which may cause dialysis patients to suffer heart attacks strokes, sudden cardiac death and other catastrophic heart problems following administration of the drugs. Fresenius first warned dialysis clinics of this potential danger associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte via an Urgent Product Notification issued in March 2012. The notification was then granted Class I recall status by the FDA, which according to the agency, indicates the products are associated with a significant risk of serious injury and death.

According to a recent report from The New York Times, the FDA also launched an investigation of Fresenius’ handling of the GranuFlo recall, after it became aware that the company had notified dialysis clinics within its own network of these issues via a memo it circulated in November 2011. The FDA is trying to determine if the company’s delay between the November 2011 memo and the March 2012 notification to dialysis clinics nationwide violated any federal regulations.*

According to court documents, the GranuFlo lawsuits pending in Massachusetts federal court involve similar allegations that Fresenius Medical Care failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, and continued to aggressively market both products after their risks became apparent in order to protect their market share. In addition to the federal proceeding, court records show that scores of similar dialysis lawsuits involving GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have also been filed in in Massachusetts’ Middlesex County Superior Court. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing claims in that proceeding. (In re Consolidated Fresenius Cases, No. MICV2013-03400-O)

Dialysis patients or the families of patients who allegedly suffered a heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death or other catastrophic heart event within 72 hours of administration of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte may be eligible to file a dia
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