Our Firm is representing numerous GranuFlo recall clients who have claims pending in this proceeding. We are monitoring developments very closely.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/granuflo-dialysis/lawsuit/) filed on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by dialysis concentrates included in the 2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte recall continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Motion filed on October 3, 2014, 127 plaintiffs who are residents of Mississippi have asked the Court not to apply the law of their home state to their cases. Fresenius Medical Care has argued that the claims were filed outside of Mississippi’s three-year statute of limitations. But the plaintiffs assert, among other things, that Massachusetts law should apply to their lawsuits because they were originally filed in that jurisdiction. (In re Fresenius GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Litigation, MDL No. 2428)
“Our Firm is representing numerous GranuFlo recall clients who have claims pending in this proceeding. We are monitoring developments very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free GranuFlo lawsuit evaluations to dialysis patients who allegedly suffered cardiac arrest, heart attacks, stroke, sudden cardiac death or other side effects within 72 hours of a dialysis treatment involving the use of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte dialysis drugs.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Litigation
Both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, and are administered to kidney failure patients to remove toxins from the blood during dialysis treatments. Court documents indicate that at least 2,089 GranuFlo lawsuits have been filed in the District of Massachusetts on behalf of dialysis patients who allegedly experienced serious cardiovascular events due to the administration of the two drugs. All of the lawsuits pending in the federal litigation similarly allege that Fresenius failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, and that the company continued to aggressively market the concentrates even after those dangers became known.
In addition to the cases pending in the District of Massachusetts, additional GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits have been consolidated on the state level in the Massachusetts’ Middlesex County Superior Court. Filings indicate that more than 3,900 claims are pending in that proceeding. (In re: Consolidated Fresenius Cases, No. MICV2013-03400-O).
In March 2012, Fresenius issued an Urgent Product Notification for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte that warned of dosage issues that could cause dialysis patients to suffer serious and catastrophic heart side effects. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ultimately granted Class I recall status to the Urgent Product Notification, which indicates the products posed a risk of serious injury and death.
Dialysis patients who were allegedly harmed by GranuFlo or NaturaLyte may be entitled to take legal action against Fresenius Medical Care. To learn more about filing a GranuFlo lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/granuflolawsuit. For additional information, and to arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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