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Inside Job: Medical Negligence Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Comment on Risks to Dialysis Patients and Impending Legal Action Over Fresenius Controversy
Date:2/11/2013

Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2013

One in 10 adults in the United States has some form of chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of thousands are on dialysis, dependent on drugs manufactured by companies like Fresenius Medical Care to remove toxins from their blood. The procedure is time consuming and dangerous enough without the medications themselves doing more harm than good. A report made public just last year shows Fresenius may have withheld critical information from patients and doctors about the dangers of its dialysis meds, particularly GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, stated in an article from the New York Times. The potential for a massive number of patients to suffer life-threatening injuries has Philadelphia attorney Richard P. Console Jr. calling for greater accountability.

“To sit on the knowledge that your products could cause potentially lethal complications for patients is shocking behavior,” said Console. “It’s not as though it’s an independent report from an outside source. This is the company’s own medical office saying there’s a high risk of adverse, deadly events associated with their dialysis medications. There could be thousands of victims out there in real need of help.”

Fresenius Medical Care treats an estimated 400,000 dialysis patients in the United States, according to the New York Times. The company is also the leading supplier of dialysis machines and one-use dialysis products. Clinics around the country, including the company’s own facilities, use them every day. Fresenius’ internal memo, originally circulated in 2011, reportedly revealed a sharp increase in the number of sudden cardiac arrests in patients using GranuFlo.

The memo claimed 941 patients suffered cardiac
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