Thousands of Americans undergo dialysis at a routine basis to keep their kidneys functioning as they should. It’s a long process that can significantly raise the acidity in a patient’s blood. To combat that, patients are given chemicals such as GranuFlo and NaturaLyte during dialysis to lower their blood’s acidity levels. However, these chemicals are known to cause high levels of bicarbonate in the blood, which can result in serious health complications, such as heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death.
In 2011, the manufacturer of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte released an internal memo that stated the company was aware of a six-fold risk increase for heart attack for those who were given these chemicals during dialysis. Yet, they did not recall the chemicals, potentially putting thousands more Americans at risk of serious cardiac events.
If someone you love was injured or died after dialysis treatments that involved GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough want to help. Contact us today for a free, no obligation evaluation of your claim. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer for what you and your family have gone through. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.