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Filing a Dialysis Heart Attack Lawsuit

January 15th, 2014 by

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When Filing a Dialysis Heart Attack Lawsuit You Could Receive Compensation

Fresenius Medical Care, which operates clinics that treat about one-third of the nearly 400,000 dialysis patients in the U.S., is facing dialysis heart attack lawsuits. Non Fresenius-operated clinics could also be at risk because Fresenius Medical Care is also the largest supplier of products to other dialysis clinics.

The severity of the side effects associated with these products has led to a Class I recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the most urgent type of recall and was issued following the FDA’s discovery of an internal memo outlining the potentially fatal side effects.

The dialysis heart attack lawsuits are alleging that Fresenius sold products that did not sufficiently warn or give proper instructions which caused hundreds of heart attacks, strokes and sudden cardiac deaths.  The internal memo indicated that in 2010 alone nearly 941 Fresenius dialysis patients who were administered one of these products, died.

If GranuFlo and NaturLyte are administered without proper monitoring they can cause:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Sudden Death
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac arrest

Fresenius researchers found that their patients had a six-fold increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death.

Heart Attack After Dialysis? You May Have Grounds for a Lawsuit

There were at least five GranuFlo class action lawsuits in 2013 and more than 100 claims have been filed against Fresenius Medical Care. Multidistrict litigation, mass torts, and GranuFlo class action lawsuits are different ways the cases are being handled.

In class action lawsuits, groups of people file a single lawsuit based on similar facts and legal claims. A dialysis heart attack class action lawsuit offers victims an option that saves time, money and resources.

Multidistrict litigation cases are handled individually, but only one judge supervises them leaving little room for conflicting rulings. Like a class action lawsuit, multidistrict litigation allows the resources of the court, plaintiffs and defendant to be used more efficiently.

When you file a dialysis heart attack lawsuit you could receive compensation. Some of the factors that affect your settlement amount are:

  • The severity of your injury following the use of GranuFlo or NaturLyte during dialysis
  • Lost wages or the loss of ability to work
  • The effect the injury had on the your physical and mental health or well-being
  • Medical expenses associated with the injury or funeral costs of a loved one who passed away due to GranuFlo or NaturLyte

Many diabetic medication manufacturers are also facing lawsuits because their products have caused harm rather than help. Learn more about drug recalls if you think you or someone you love may have been injured because of a drug.

Free Dialysis Heart Attack Lawyer Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered a heart problem after dialysis treatment, call for a free case review with an experienced dialysis heart attack lawsuit lawyer from 1-800-THE-LAW2.

Make sure you have someone who is experienced when it comes to fighting big pharmaceutical companies on your side.

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