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Louisiana Files GranuFlo Lawsuit Against Fresenius Medical Care over Its Recalled GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Drugs
Date:7/27/2014

Case No. 631586).

In March 2012, Fresenius Medial made public its concerns about GranuFlo and NaturaLyte potentially causing cardiac arrest in dialysis patients and issued a recall of the products. The FDA classified the recall as Class 1, the most serious type of recall issued by the federal agency.

The attorneys at Wright & Schutle continue to investigate GranuFlo lawsuit claims and offer free legal consultations to those who believe they have suffered dialysis side-effects such as sepsis, bacteremia, cardiac events and even death

Louisiana’s dialysis lawsuit further contends that Fresenius violated state law that prohibits unfair and deceptive practices because the company misrepresented GranuFlo and NaturaLyte as safe to administer to dialysis patients and continued to submit claims to Medicaid for reimbursement for its services. Louisiana’s GranuFlo lawsuit seeks civil penalties of $5,000 per violation under the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. The Nephrology News & Issues reported that Louisiana appears to be the first state to file a dialysis lawsuit against Fresenius, which also faces complaints by individual patients across the country.
[nephrologynews.com/articles/110304-louisiana-sues-fresenius-to-reclaim-payment-over-granuflo-use, July 1, 2014]

In March 2012, Fresenius made public its concerns about GranuFlo and NaturaLyte potentially causing cardiac arrest in dialysis patients and issued a recall of the products. The FDA classified the recall as Class 1, the most serious type of recall issued by the federal agency.

The U.S.Food & Drug Administration (FDA) describes GranuFlo and NaturaLyte as dialysis concentrates used to treat acute and chronic renal failure by neutralizing acid in the blood. Improper use of the products can cause dialysis patients to have metabolic alkalosis, a high serum bicarbonate level that can lead to heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, dang
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