Dialysis Treatment Lawyers Reviewing Lawsuits for Heart Attacks and Sudden Death
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential dialysis treatment lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered any of the following injuries during hemodialysis or within 48 hours after treatment:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest
- Sudden Cardiac Death
Side effects of Granuflo and NaturaLyte acid concentrates, which have been commonly used during dialysis treatments throughout the United States over the past decade, may have exposed patients to an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening injury.
During dialysis treatment with GranuFlo dry concentrate or Naturalyte liquid concentrate, these components are diluted with purified water and combinated with sodium bicarbonate to help clean the blood of individuals whose kidneys are not function.
However, the products were sold without proper warnings and instructions about the rate at which the sodium acetate contained in the dialysis treatments is convereted to bicarbonate by the tissues and liver, which effectively increases bicarbonate levels beyond what was initially prescribed.
High bicarbonate levels may lead to metabolic alkalosis, which can lead to low blood pressure, cardiopulmonary arrest or a heart attack.
Granuflo and NaturaLyte were manufactured and sold by Fresenius Medical Care, which not only sells the products used at dialysis clinics throughout the country, but they also operate clinics that treat about one-third of the 400,000 dialysis patients in the United States.
As a result of inadequate warnings and instructions, doctors were not adequately warned about the risk of cardiac arrest and heart attack during dialysis treatment, which requires close monitoring of prescribed buffer levels.
Because most dialysis patients and family members of individuals who suffered a severe or fatal injury do not know the treatment products used during their hemodialysis, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help determine if financial compensation may be available.
Request a free consultation and claim evaluation with our dialysis treatment lawyers to evaluate the circumstances a heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest or sudden death that occurred during hemodialysis or within 48 hours after treatment.