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Leaked Memo Key to GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Lawsuits Against Fresenius Medical Care

By Sarah Pierce


GranuFlo recall lawsuitKidney dialysis patients who were given GranuFlo or NaturaLyte during their hemodialysis treatment may have a case to file a class action lawsuit or individual GranuFlo lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care following the announcement that FMC knew as early as 2011 that the products were linked to dangerous side effects but failed to warn the public, medical community or the Food and Drug Administration.

An internal memo leaked to the FDA shows that top executives at Fresenius Medical Care knew that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were responsible for hundreds of heart attacks and strokes in kidney dialysis patients receiving treatment at FMC clinics across the country. According to the memo, dated November 4, 2011, over 940 patients suffered GranuFlo heart attacks and NaturaLyte heart attacks, leading to multiple deaths. The memo said the problem needed to be “addressed urgently,” yet FMC did not contact the FDA or warn the public until the memo was leaked in early 2012.

On March 29, 2012, after reviewing the memo and investigating its claims, the FDA issued an immediate recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Now, an estimated 125,000 patients who received GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte during kidney dialysis treatment are left wondering if they were serious harmed by the recalled products. Unfortunately, some of these patients have already died from heart attacks, leaving family members of kidney dialysis heart attack victims wondering if GranuFlo or NaturaLyte was to blame.

A qualified GranuFlo recall attorney can help these victims and their loved ones determine if they have a case to seek compensation through a GranuFlo recall lawsuit, NaturaLyte recall lawsuit or Fresenius Medical Care class action lawsuit.

GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Legal experts predict that the number of GranuFlo lawsuits and NaturaLyte lawsuits against Fresenius Medical Care could grow into the thousands as patients learn their adverse kidney dialysis side effects could have been caused by the recalled products.

Victims of a GranuFlo heart attack, NaturaLyte heart attack, stroke or other adverse side effect have several options for pursuing compensation from Fresenius Medical Care for failing to alert the public about the deadly side effects of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.

One of these legal options is filing or joining a GranuFlo/NaturaLyte class action lawsuit. With a class action lawsuit, thousands of Class Members will be represented by the same GranuFlo lawsuit attorneys and will equally share a GranuFlo class action lawsuit settlement if one is reached.

Another legal option is to sue Fresenius Medical Care individually and join a multidistrict litigation (MDL) or mass tort proceeding. A GranuFlo MDL or mass tort will allow individual Plaintiffs to retain their own attorney and seek an individual settlement based on his or her specific injuries. MDL lawsuits are filed on a federal level, while mass torts are conducted state-by-state.

If you were harmed by GranuFlo or NaturaLyte during hemodialysis treatment, a Fresenius Medical Care compensation specialist can help you determine the best course of legal action to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Visit the Kidney Dialysis Heart Attack, GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Recall Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Investigation to submit your information for a Free Legal Review. A GranuFlo/NaturaLyte recall attorney is standing by to review your claims, and will advise you on the best course of action for you and your family.


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Updated September 19th, 2012


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