During the dialysis process, a patient is given a product that neutralizes the acid and cleanses the blood of toxins. One of these products is known as Granuflo and it’s been in the limelight for causing serious health issues and even death.
Granuflo was developed by the Fresenius Company who failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the dangerous aspects of the product. In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration recalled the product and removed it from the marketplace shelves.
The risk of heart attack, cardiopulmonary arrest, arrhythmia, stroke and even sudden cardiac death have all been linked to the use of Granuflo. The product produced too much bicarbonate into the blood stream and can result in too much potassium in the body leading to heart issues.
The company was shown to be hiding the truth about the product and failing to notify doctors and patients of the dangers with a memo circulated around the company in November of 2011. They failed to notify any centers on the outside of their company where many patients continued to use the product every single day. Though the company knew that there was a possibility of serious heart conditions and even death, they continued to fail in their communications and did not let others know of the problems their product was causing.
While the FDA has recalled the product, many patients have still be affected and suffer from the results of this horrible product. You or your loved one may have suffered from complications after using this product and deserve compensation. A defective product lawsuit can help you recover from medical bills, prescription drug costs, hospital stays and any other items associated with the injuries you’ve incurred. Hiring an experienced attorney will give you the best advantage possible in order to recover compensation and allow your family to be made whole.