More than half a million people in this country need dialysis treatments to remove toxins from their blood due to poor kidney function. Approximately one third of these dialysis patients are believed to have used Granuflo and/or NaturaLyte dialysis products – products which are now known to be extremely dangerous. Not only were these products dangerous, evidence is mounting that Fresenius Medical Care, the manufacturer, knew about the danger and intentionally concealed that information.
Recently, a district court judge in Florida ruled that a group of Granuflo plaintiffs could re-file lawsuits that had been dismissed earlier because they had sued the wrong defendant. Those lawsuits had been filed against DaVita Healthcare and alleged that DaVita Healthcare was responsible for Granuflo deaths and injuries. The judge dismissed the lawsuits because DaVita only administered the Granuflo and was not responsible for warning dialysis patients of the dangers involved with using Granuflo, nor was it responsible for adverse side effects. The plaintiffs were advised to re-file their claims in Colorado where the plaintiffs live and where the state allows claims to be brought for “fraudulent concealment.”
Hundreds of legal claims have been filed against Fresenius Medical Care and consolidated into a multidistrict litigation venued in Massachusetts.
The Granuflo and NaturaLyte attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List are investigating claims for personal injury and wrongful death caused by Granuflo related heart attacks and strokes. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke and believe that it was caused by Granuflo, contact Clark, Perdue & List.