GranuFlo, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, is a substance used to neutralize the buildup of acid in the blood during hemodialysis. In response to reports of heart attack and cardiac death in patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a product recall notice for GranuFlo and its sister product NaturaLyte in June 2012.
If you or a family member has suffered adverse effects from the use of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, you may be eligible for compensation for your financial losses and suffering.
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Pribanic & Pribanic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a team of attorneys that provides results-oriented representation for victims of defective products. We carefully investigate each case, document our client’s economic and noneconomic losses and seek full compensation in settlement negotiations or at trial. Pribanic & Pribanic is committed to obtaining the best possible result for every client.
GranuFlo Side Effects
GranuFlo can be highly effective, in that it contains a higher concentration of an acid-neutralizing agent that converts to bicarbonate in the blood. However, this higher concentration can damage the heart. In addition, some doctors, unaware of the additional bicarbonate contribution of GranuFlo, have prescribed even more bicarbonates to hemodialysis patients.
Some of the adverse effects associated with the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte include:
- Heart attack
- Cardiopulmonary arrest
- Sudden cardiac death
- Rapid heartbeat
- Heart arrhythmia
- Kidney failure
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As GranuFlo recall attorneys, Pribanic & Pribanic is committed to obtaining compensation and justice for those who have suffered adverse effects from these products. In a free consultation, we can review your case and explain how we can help you. When you retain Pribanic & Pribanic to represent you, we will be your strong advocate, seeking maximum compensation for you.
Contact a GranuFlo Lawsuit Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, Pribanic & Pribanic can represent you. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529.