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11 Deaths Allegedly Caused by GranuFlo Complications

11 diabetes patients passed away after they underwent dialysis using Granuflo and Naturalyte, based on info taken from online news sources. Consequently, the loved ones of these alleged victims filed a Granuflo lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care, demanding compensation for all the damages they have suffered. The cases were filed in different courts all over the country, such as Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Illinois, California, and Florida. Based on released court documents, the deaths occurred between 2010 and 2012.


Naturalyte and Granuflo are vital components used in dialysis treatment. Both of these dialysates are produced by Fresenius Medical Care, the largest operator of dialysis facilities in the United States. They became widespread after their market introduction in the year 2003. Despite their popularity, however, many dialysis patients reportedly developed severe complications after using the products. In light of this troubling news, the manufacturer launched research studies in order to regulate the situation.


Findings from these studies reportedly linked the use of Naturalyte and Granuflo to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Based on the findings, several patients involved in the study began developing heart complications after being administered with the acid concentrates. In fact, some patients have reportedly died due to the severity of their conditions.


When Fresenius confirmed the dangers of Granuflo and Naturalyte, the company immediately sent a warning memo to its own dialysis centers. However, the company did not immediately inform other facilities that are also using the products. Nonetheless, a copy of said memo was anonymously sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a year later, which prompted the agency to issue a class I recall of Naturalyte and Granuflo.


Following the recall of Granuflo and Naturalyte, several patients allegedly injured by the products filed a lawsuit against the manufacturing company, Fresenius Medical Care. According to the cases, the alleged dialysis products can potentially cause fatal complications, such as heart attacks, strokes, and other heart-related adverse effects.



nytimes.com/2012/06/15/health/fda-investigates-fresenius-for-failure-to-warn-of-risk.html?_r=0
fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm305630.htm

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