Swapping one health issue for another, potentially a more serious one, is not something that anyone desires. But, that’s what happened to some patients who have been prescribed GranuFlo for kidney disease. GranuFlo has been shown to cause heart attacks, catastrophic cardiovascular complications or even death from cardiac or cardiovascular events. The experienced attorneys at McIntyre Law work with clients every day who have suffered injury or harm from being prescribed dangerous drugs. If you have experienced harmful side-effects from GranuFlo, contact McIntyre Law today for a free consultation to see how we can help.
There are several nationwide GranuFlo lawsuits underway. A New York Times story reported that more than one-third of the 400,000 patients who undergo dialysis each year to treat end-stage renal disease (kidney failure) use GranuFlo, which is manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care.
Fresenius violated federal regulations by not providing doctors with accurate safety information. The drug GranuFlo has the potential to cause serious injuries and side-effects, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called for a Class I GranuFlo recall.
This Class I GranuFlo recall is classified within the most serious recalls because there is a probability that the product can cause serious health ramifications and/or death. GranuFlo lawsuits are being prepared currently in order to properly compensate those who have suffered from the side-effects associated with GranuFlo.
A GranuFlo lawsuit is based on the pain and suffering caused by some of the more common side-effects associated with the drug. Several medical studies link GranuFlo to severe side-effects, including increases in heart attacks, cardiovascular death, cardiac death, and catastrophic cardiovascular problems.
Other GranuFlo side-effects include metabolic alkalosis, low blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, stroke and death.
In 2012, the FDA prompted an emergency GranuFlo recall after it discovered that patients who undergo dialysis on GranuFlo are six times more likely to suffer severe cardiopulmonary arrest and/or death.
The FDA said that Fresenius failed to warn doctors prescribing GranuFlo about the severe risks and side-effects associated with the medicine. Because of the Grade I GranuFlo recall issued by the FDA, GranuFlo lawsuits are taking place across the country to seek recovery for the serious and possibly fatal GranuFlo side-effects.
Prior to the GranuFlo recall, GranuFlo was used across the country in dialysis centers. GranuFlo is a dry acid product used to treat patients suffering from kidney disease. GranuFlo is a dialysate, or a substance that physicians commonly use to treat acute and chronic kidney failure. When properly functioning, the kidneys clean the body of waste chemicals. Patients who suffer from kidney failure suffer from a pH-level imbalance, which means that the pH balance becomes more acidic than it should be. Dialysates, like GranuFlo, help to neutralize that imbalance through the use of chemicals the body converts into bicarbonates, an alkaline substance.
The concern for many doctors and patients is that GranuFlo produces an excess of bicarbonate, which can lead to health issues or death. The severity of the side-effects naturally led to a Grade I GranuFlo recall.
If you or someone you love has been prescribed GranuFlo, you may be eligible to participate in a GranuFlo lawsuit. Anyone who has suffered health complications from using GranuFlo is urged to contact his or her doctor as soon as possible.
If you are seeking a GranuFlo lawyer, McIntyre Law is staffed with experienced GranuFlo attorneys; we are ready to take on your class action lawsuit and work to help you recover damages. These lawsuits seek recovery for pain, physical injury, suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. If you are suffering from GranuFlo side-effects, please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced GranuFlo lawyer.
Even if you are not eligible to participate in the GranuFlo lawsuit, you should be aware that several other drugs and products have been recalled. McIntyre Law is involved in a number of drug lawsuits aimed at helping people that have been injured by these drugs or products. Please visit our other drug lawsuit pages to learn more about the lawsuits in which we participate, and to see if you have been affected by any other drug recall. You may not need the help of a GranuFlo attorney, but we have several other drug liability cases open right now.