Navigation Links
GranuFlo Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Conference in Federal GranuFlo Recall Litigation

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

Hundreds of GranuFlo lawsuits ( filed on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered serious heart problems related to the 2012 recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the Court will convene a Status Conference on September 27, 2013. (In re Fresenius GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Litigation, MDL No. 2428)

“Our Firm hears from dialysis patients affected by the GranuFlo recall on a regular basis. We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free GranuFlo lawsuit evaluations to dialysis patients who suffered cardiac arrest, heart attacks, stroke, sudden cardiac death or other side effects allegedly related to the administration of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte during dialysis treatments.

GranuFlo Recall Lawsuits
Both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are marketed by Fresenius Medical Care and used during dialysis to remove toxins from the blood. According to The New York Times, prior to the GranuFlo recall, both were widely used at Fresenius’ own dialysis clinics, and were also used to treat an estimated 125,000 patients at clinics outside of the Fresenius network. *

In March of 2012 Fresenius issued an Urgent Product Notification to dialysis clinics across the country after GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were linked to a rapid and unsafe elevation of bicarbonate, which creates a substantially increased risk of cardiopulmonary arrest and death. Several months later, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) deemed the notification a Class I GranuFlo recall, a designation that is only granted when a medical product poses a significant risk of serious injury or death. According to the Times, the FDA later launched an investigation of Fresenius Medical Care shortly after learning that the company had issued a memo in November 2011 to its own clinics that warned of the heart risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. The agency is trying to determine if Fresenius’ delay in notifying dialysis clinics outside of its network violated any federal regulations.*

Court records indicate that more than 300 GranuFlo lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the U.S., all of which allege that Fresenius Medical Care failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the use of the products, and assert that the company continued to aggressively market GranuFlo and NaturaLyte even after the company became aware of their dangers. In addition to the federal litigation, GranuFlo lawsuits have also been consolidated at the state level in Massachusetts’ Middlesex County Superior Court. (In re Consolidated Fresenius Cases, No. MICV2013-03400-O)

Dialysis patients who suffered sudden and life-threatening heart problems, including cardiac arrest, heart attacks, stroke, and sudden cardiac death, within 72 hours of a dialysis treatment with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Click Here to learn how to contact a GranuFlo lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. For additional information, please call 800-511-5092.

*; New York Times, June 14, 2012

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this
advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, 800-511-5092. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

Contact Information:
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. GranuFlo Lawsuits Mount, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Consolidated Litigation for GranuFlo Recall Claims Filed in Massachusetts State Court
2. GranuFlo Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Fresenius FDA Warning Letter, as GranuFlo Recall Claims Mount
3. GranuFlo Lawsuits News: Calif. Lawsuit Alleges Drug Maker Hid Serious Health Risks, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
4. 201 Actions Pending in the Granuflo Multidistrict Litigation: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide Advice
5. GranuFlo Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Conference in Federal GranuFlo Recall Litigation
6. NaturaLyte and GranuFlo Lawsuits Are Heating Up
7. New Fresenius NaturaLyte, GranuFlo Dialysis Heart Attack Lawsuit Allegations Update: Resource4thePeople Reports Important Hearing Is Scheduled in Fresenius Multidistrict Litigation
8. Rottenstein Law Group LLP Announces Launch of GranuFlo Lawsuit Center
9. GranuFlo Recall Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Investigating GranuFlo Lawsuits on Behalf of Dialysis Patients Allegedly Injured by GanuFlo or NaturaLyte
10. Granuflo Multidistrict Litigation Moves Forward: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide Advice
11. GranuFlo Lawsuit News: W.Va. Man’s Lawsuit Goes to Federal Court, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... The ... waive paid entry and parking fees at several of their most popular properties, ... Great Barrington in support of REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside Campaign. The Trustees encourage ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... In response to recent news ... deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew 400 percent between 1999 and ... opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal drug overdoses. (1) , While ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, ... at a live taping of the next CURE Connections® video series ... Cancers 2015 Symposium at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... AL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... American ... announced today the opening of a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North ... needs in a new and different way. The location is scheduled to operate through ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... With Thanksgiving right around the ... safety tips to help protect your family and vehicle. , According to the National ... Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Amica is sharing the following safety tips from the NHTSA: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Figure 1, a free mobile-first network ... cases, has launched a new completely redesigned web version ... allows radiologists, who work primarily on a desktop, to ... with its radiologist user base, Figure 1 is hosting ... North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Family Rentals, a ... announced the launch of their newly designed, mobile-responsive ... --> Logo ... --> --> Now, renting essential ... and vacation, just got a whole lot easier ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 ... 2021, says GBI Research . --> ... Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of market growth to ... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type ... to 2021, says GBI Research . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: