The Fresenius products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been implicated in a national epidemic of deaths of dialysis patients. In June of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a Class I Recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to the FDA, these Fresenius products result in a dangerous increase in bicarbonate levels, ultimately causing cardiac arrest and/or death.
Fresenius, a German company, is the largest operator of dialysis treatment clinics in the United States, with numerous clinics located in Mississippi. Fresenius is also the leading supplier of dialysis products and equipment in this country and worldwide.
Smith Phillips Partner Flip Phillips is a lead attorney for the Mississippi Dialysis Recovery Group (“MDRG”). MDRG represents hundreds of dialysis patients and/or their families regarding dialysis-related injuries or deaths. Hundreds of lawsuits are now pending in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in federal court in Massachusetts. Flip Phillips has been appointed to the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the MDL.
If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or death within 48 hours of being administered Granuflo or NaturaLyte, please contact Smith Phillips for a free review of your claim.