Lawsuits Allege GranuFlo and Naturalyte Can Cause Sudden Cardiac Events, Death

December 18, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who underwent hemodialysis treatment using GranuFlo or Naturalyte.
What Are GranuFlo and Naturalyte?
Naturalyte GranuFlo powder and Naturalyte Liquid Acid concentrate are used during hemodialysis to treat acute or chronic kidney failure.
Side Effects
Heart attack, low blood pressure, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), cardiac arrest and death.
Manufacturer
Fresenius Medical Care.
Recall
In 2012, the FDA issued a Class I recall for Naturalyte and GranuFlo after the agency found that the dialysis treatments, when inappropriately prescribed, could put patients at risk for low blood pressure, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and sudden cardiac death.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort