Dialysis Related Heart Attack


The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released a Class I Recall in March 2012 for dialysate solutions GranuFlo and Naturalyte.  These commonly used dialysis products manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care were linked to increased risks of heart-related health conditions that may result in possible death of dialysis patients.

If you believe that you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or other heart-related injuries after a dialysis treatment using GranuFlo or Naturalyte, please contact personal injury lawyers at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys for a free initial case review at 1-800-GET-GLEN or submit an online review form.   You may be eligible for compensation; contact us today!

Dialysis Patient Heart Attacks

Potential GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Related Side Effects

Dialysate solutions such as GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are used to remove toxins and treat renal kidney failure during dialysis. However, improper use or mixing of these prescribed acetate solutions with bicarbonates during hemodialysis may lead to heart attacks, strokes or other severe health conditions.

The FDA stated they received an anonymous complaint indicating that dosing errors occurred during hemodialysis using GranuFlo and NaturaLyte due to their higher levels of acetate in comparison to other similar dialysis products. These higher levels of acetate can result in dangerously elevated serum bicarbonate levels in dialysis patients.

The drug manufacturer Fresenius is alleged to have hidden the potential risks associated with inappropriate dosage levels of these dialysis products from some physicians and medical directors outside their own network.

As a result, some dialysis patients may have suffered from the following potential side effects and symptoms after treatment:

Contact a Glen Lerner GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Lawyer

Please contact an experienced Glen Lerner medical injury attorney at 1-800-GET-GLEN. We are ready to review your claim to help determine if you may have a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Fresenius Medical Care for a dialysis-related heart attack or other heart-related injury.

No case is too large or too small when you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of the negligence of another. Call or submit a case review form today!


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