OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Oklahoma pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at the Edwards Law Firm will continue their investigation on personal injury claims associated with the hemodialysis drugs NaturaLyte and Granuflo while the statute of limitations for filing a claim quickly approaches.
Nearly two years after the March 2012 recall, statutes of limitation on injuries caused by Granuflo and NaturaLyte will begin to expire by the end of next month. The statute of limitations requires that all cases are filed within a period of 2 to 6 years of the FDA recall date, depending upon the state where a claim is filed.
In March 2012, Fresenius Medical Care North America released an Urgent Product Notification regarding NaturaLyte and Granuflo following a series of injuries and sudden deaths. This notification would result in a Class 1 recall issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There has been a link established between patients using Granuflo and NaturaLyte and increased incidences of cardiac arrest as a result of elevated bicarbonate levels in patients receiving the dialysis drug. According to the official FDA recall for NaturaLyte & Granuflo, side effects may include hypokalemia, dangerously low blood pressure, metabolic alkalosis, and sudden death.
Over 400 lawsuits alleging injuries and wrongful death have been filed across the nation and consolidated in multidistrict litigation, according to court documents from the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (MDL 2428). Anyone that received NaturaLyte or Granuflo treatment, or has lost a loved one who has received such treatment, is encouraged to contact the Edwards Law Firm for a free consultation regarding your legal options.
About The Edwards Law Firm
The Edwards Law Firm serves clients throughout Oklahoma with offices located in McAlester and Tulsa. The firm’s personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the specific needs of each client, and strongly believe that every victim deserves access to intelligent and compassionate legal counsel regardless of their ability to pay. Contact The Edwards Law Firm today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation by visiting edwardslawok.com or by calling us at 1-800-304-9246.
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