Wrongful Death Lawyers for Fresenius Dialysis Treatments with Granuflo or NaturaLyte
The loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact on the surviving children, spouse, parents and other family members. If a death occurred during or shortly after dialysis treatment involving certain Fresenius Medical Care products, including Granuflo and NaturaLyte, financial compensation may be available through a dialysis treatment wrongful death lawsuit.
As a result of problems with hemodialysis involving Granuflo or NaturaLyte, individuals may have faced an increased risk of:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest
- Catastrophic Heart Problems
The wrongful death lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for families of individuals throughout the United States who suffered a sudden death during dialysis or within 48 hours after treatment. To review whether your family may have a case, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
FRESENIUS GRANUFLO, NATURALYTE HEMODIALYSIS DEATHS
Fresenius Medical Care owns thousands of dialysis clinics throughout the United States and also provides many of the products used during hemodialysis at centers owned by other companies.
Dialysis Death Lawyers
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential wrongful death lawsuits for dialysis treatments involving Granuflo or NaturaLyte Acid Concentrates from Fresenius Medical Care.
Between 2003 and 2012, individuals throughout the United States may have faced an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening heart problems as a result of two products commonly used during dialysis treatment:
- NaturaLyte Liquid Acid Concentrate
- Granuflo Dry Acid Concentrate
These products contain acetate, which is converted to bicarbonate by the liver at levels higher than competing products. Due to inadequate warnings and instructions, many individuals died or suffered sudden cardiac death due to bicarbonate overdose, when the side effects of Granuflo or NaturaLyte were combined with bicarbonate buffers provided independently during hemodialysis treatment.
Although Fresenius Medical Care knew or should have known that there was a steady increase in serum pre-dialysis bicarbonate levels among patients between 2004 and 2011, they failed to warn about the importance of monitoring and adjusting dialysate prescriptions.
Research has suggested that borderline elevated pre-dialysis bicarbonate levels and over alklosis are significantly associated with a 6 to 8 times greater risk of heart attack or sudden death during dialysis treatment where Fresenius Medical Care’s Granuflo or NaturaLyte were used.
According to an internal review conducted by the manufacturer, at least 941 dialysis patients treated at Fresenius clinics suffered cardiac arrest during treatments in 2010. This likely represents only a small fraction of the dialysis treatment problems or deaths caused by Granuflo and NaturaLyte since Fresenius Medical Care introduced the products.
FRESENIUS DIALYSIS WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFITS
Through a wrongful death lawsuit over these dialysis treatments, family members and dependents may be able to obtain financial benefits as a result of Fresenius Medical Care’s decision to place profits before the safety of dialysis patients.
Critical information about the risk of a heart attack, cardiac arrest or death during hemodialysis with Granuflo and NaturaLyte was withheld from the medical community, exposing individuals to an unnecessary risk.
Wrongful death benefits vary from state-to-state, but most statutes allow primary beneficiaries to make a claim for financial damages following the preventable death of a:
In the event that there is no surviving spouse, parent or child, wrongful death claims may be available for certain secondary beneficiaries who were financially dependent upon the family member that died.
Generally, wrongful death damages may include compensation for the financial consequences of the death, as well as for the mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel, training, education or guidance where applicable. The estate of the family member who died may also be entitled to financial compensation through a Fresenius dialysis treatment lawsuits.
DIALYSIS TREATMENT WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for families throughout the United States. All lawsuits are reviewed by our dialysis wrongful death lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no costs to hire our law firm and we receive no attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is secured for the death or injury suffered.
No amount of money can make up for the death of a loved one. However, there are certain wrongful death rights that the family may have, and it is important to have an experienced wrongful death law firm investigate any potential case to make sure that benefits are protected. Every wrongful death claim does have a deadline, known as a statute of limitations, so it is important to review a potential claim as early as possible.