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Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Granuflo Death

Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Granuflo Death

by Staff Blogger | March 12th, 2013

March 12, 2013

Just two weeks ago, an Alabama Wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the drug manufacturer Fresenius Medical Care. According to a story from Injury Lawyer News, the suit alleges the victim died as a result of taking the company’s products, Granuflo and Naturalyte.

The drugs are used to concentrate acid levels in the body. However, studies have shown they can cause high levels of serum bicarbonate to build in those undergoing hemodialysis. This can result in a number of adverse cardiovascular events including:

  • Metabolic alkalosis.
  • Hypokalemia.
  • Hypoxemia.
  • Hypercapnia.
  • Cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Death.

That was allegedly the case on Feb. 28, 2011, when the plaintiff’s husband suffered a fatal cardiovascular event while undergoing treatment. The suit explains that neither the woman nor her husband’s doctors had reason to believe the drugs were associated with the victim’s death until a recall was issued in 2012.

The Kidney Dialysis Injury Lawsuit went on to claim the manufacturer of the product was negligent in failing to warn consumers of the dangers associated with taking the drugs. The suit is seeking damages for burial and funeral expenses, medical bills, and emotional distress, along with punitive damages.

The Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are hopeful a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.


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