similar allegations that plaintiffs suffered injury or death caused by the use of GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte during hemodialysis
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently and it is now actively providing expert opinion in view of the recent news on Granuflo Lawsuits.
According to court data updated on May 15, 2013, by the US Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL), there are 161 actions pending in the Granuflo/Naturalyte MDL (MDL 2428, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts). Granuflo, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, is an additive used in kidney dialysis to help patients maintain their bicarbonate levels which neutralize the acid buildup in the bloodstream during dialysis. All the actions in the MDL involve similar allegations that plaintiffs suffered injury or death caused by the use of GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte during hemodialysis, which allegedly may cause metabolic alkalosis in patients resulting in low blood pressure, hypokalemia, hypoxemia, hypercapnia, cardiac arrhythmia, or cardiopulmonary arrest.
On March 28, 2013 two sisters filed a lawsuit in California Northern District Court (case no. 3:2013cv01403) alleging that their mother’s wrongful death from Granuflo resulted from negligence and/or fraud on the part of Granuflo and Naturalyte manufacturers.
Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in case of alleged Granuflo severe complications. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations at AttorneyOne.com, adds that the relevant information illustrates that people continue to file Granuflo lawsuits. "For that reason", he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On March 29, 2012, the FDA informed about a class I recall of Naturalyte and Granuflo Acid Concentrate because “inappropriate prescription of these products can lead to a high serum bicarbonate level in patients undergoing hemodialysis”. This may contribute to metabolic alkalosis, associated with cardiac arrhythmia that may culminate to cardiac arrest. According to the announcement “this product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death”.
Another lawsuit was filed on January 25th, 2013 in Louisiana Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2013cv00147) alleging the plaintiff suffered heart attack and stroke as well as severe pain and suffering, following hemodialysis treatment with Granuflo and/or Naturalyte.
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