GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Heart Attack Attorneys

GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® acid concentrate are products used in hemodialysis treatments. They were recalled on March 29, 2012, due to a high risk of dosing error leading to heart attack and death. These products are still in use. If you are a dialysis patient and have suffered a heart attack or another adverse cardiac event GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® may be to blame. Heart attack attorney Richard P. Hastings can help you get compensation for your injuries.

GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Injuries

Because the ingredients in GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are different to those in similar products, improper dosing is highly likely, and can result in bicarbonate overdose and blood which is too alkaline. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte injuries can include:

  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Stroke
  • Sudden cardiac death

Fresenius Medical Care Failed to Warn

Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) makes GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®. It is the largest operator of dialysis clinics in the country, treating about one-third of the 400,000 dialysis patients in the U.S. FMC also sells dialysis products, including GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, to clinics it does not operate. It is estimated that about 125,000 patients receive GranuFlo® in non-FMC clinics.

FMC issued a memo, dated November 4, 2011, to its clinics warning of the dangers of GranuFlo®, but did not warn its customers of the dangers with the product. It was not until March, 2012, when someone anonymously leaked the memo to the FDA, that FMC notified its customers of the problem with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte and initiated the recall.

If you believe that GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® caused your heart attack, please contact us right away to learn more about your legal rights. Look at our website at www.hcwlaw.com

Heart Attack Attorneys

A quarter of a million Americans suffer fatal heart attacks annually, and doctors estimate that a significant number of these cardiac deaths could have been prevented with the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Heart attack attorneys such as Richard Hastings seek to hold businesses and property owners that fail to provide AEDs on-site responsible for these preventable deaths.

Heart attack victims and their families may also be able to sue physicians for failure to diagnose a heart attack before it caused severe or fatal damage. If your loved one’s irreversible or fatal heart damage was due to no access to an AED or a wrong diagnosis, you should consult with an experienced heart attack attorney to determine whether you have a claim.

AED Laws and Your Rights

AED laws are in place around the country to reduce heart attack deaths. These federal and state AED laws require certain public places to keep AEDs functional and readily available in case of emergency. With working AEDs on hand, employees of places like libraries, schools, and gyms can potentially save the life of a visitor who is experiencing cardiac arrest.

Most people have never encountered this type of situation before and are unsure of their rights after a loved one was severely or fatally injured due to a heart attack in a public place. If you have questions about the AED laws and your rights to compensation, heart attack attorney Richard Hastings has the answers you need.

Mr. Hastings works with other heart attack attorneys throughout the country to seek justice for victims of heart attack. He has experience litigating AED negligence and heart attack misdiagnosis lawsuits.

Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

When doctors fail to recognize warning signs of a heart attack, treatment may be delayed and the patient can suffer permanent or fatal injuries. In many cases, physicians mistake symptoms of a heart attack for another condition and actually misdiagnose the cardiac event. In cases of misdiagnosis, this delay can prove deadly and the treatment measures prescribed can be extremely dangerous for heart attack patients. If you believe your loved one’s heart attack misdiagnosis is to blame for serious injury, talk to our heart attack attorneys to determine if you have a medical malpractice claim.

Please contact us at your convenience to schedule a consultation.

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