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GranuFlo, Naturalyte, Dialysis medication lawsuit lawyers announce an new update in the dialysis medication lawsuits. Dialysis medication lawyers continue to file immediate heart attack lawsuits.Granuflo Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Fresenius Dialysis Treatment
Fresenius Medical Care faces a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania, brought on behalf of individuals who suffered sudden heart complications during dialysis treatments involving the company’s GranuFlo solution, which has been linked to hundreds of deaths in recent years.
The complaint was filed by Carmen Brysten in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on June 14, seeking class action status to include all Pennsylvania residents who received GranuFlo dialysis treatment and suffered a cardiac arrest, sudden heart-related death or cardiac events.
Brysten brought the Granuflo class action lawsuit following the death of her husband, Filmon Brysten, in November 2011. That same month, Fresenius issued an internal memo to doctors at their own dialysis clinics warning about the risk of problems with Granuflo, which may increase bicarbonate levels to higher than expected levels and cause users to suffer a sudden heart attack or death.
“Based on the knowledge readily available to the medical community as early as 2004, Fresenius knew or should have known of the increased risk of metabolic alkalosis attributed to the use of GranuFlo long before the publication of its November 4, 2011 internal memorandum detailing the problem to Fresenius physicians and clinics,” the lawsuit states. “Despite this knowledge, Fresenius failed to inform physicians that GranuFlo increases the level of bicarbonate in patients, thus preventing physicians and/or clinicians from learning of the need to reduce the bicarbonate prescribed to patients undergoing dialysis with GranuFlo.”
Although Fresenius provided an internal memo to their own clinics in November 2011, the company failed to provide similar warnings to other dialysis centers that used Granuflo. After the internal memo was leaked to the FDA, Fresenius did issue a public warning in March 2012, which the FDA classified as a Granuflo recall.
Fresnius Lawsuits Over Granuflo Dialysis Treatments
Fresenius Medical Care owns and operates thousands of dialysis clinics throughout the United States. However, the company also manufactures dialysis products and machines used at other centers.
Granuflo is a dry acid concentrate that has been commonly used during hemodialysis treatments throughout the United States. A similar product is marketed by Fresenius as NaturaLyte, which is a liquid acid concentrate.
Side effects of Granuflo and Naturalyte require doctors to carefully monitor patient bicarbonate levels during treatments. The manufacturer has been accused of withholding the information from the medical community, resulting in sudden cardiac arrest during or shortly after hemodialysis.
In addition to the class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania, Fresenius faces more than 160 GranuFlo dialysis treatment lawsuits have been filed in federal courts nationwide.
In March, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order consolidating the federal court Fresenius dialysis treatment litigation before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in the District of Massachusetts, where the cases will be coordinated during pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL or multidistrict litigation. It is ultimately expected that hundreds, if not thousands, of cases are likely to be filed over problems with Granuflo or NaturaLyte.
GranuFlo and Naturlayte, the Dialyis medications causing immediate cardiac arrest have been consolidated into a Massachusetts MDL. The Fresenius Granuflo and NaturaLyte lawsuits filed in the federal court system will now be consolidated before one Massachusetts’ judge for pretrial proceedings, as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Class Action Lawyer Network GranuFlo lawyers are filing lawsuits for heart attacks or sudden deaths caused by the use of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte dialysis products during hemodialysis. Victims hearts suddenly stop during or shortly after dialysis treatment involving the use of Granuflo Acid Concentrate or NaturaLyte Liquid Acid Concentrate in dialysis treatment.
It appears Fresenius failed to adequately research the side effects of their dialysate products or warn about the potential risks including the importance of monitoring bicarbonate levels of patients receiving the products to avoid sudden cardiac arrest and death.
Dialysis medication lawyers are accepting immediate cases for injury and wrongful death.
Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Pradaxa, Dialysis medication, GranuFlo, Stryker Hip Replacement, DePuy Hip Replacement, all target mainly seniors. Are we ready for a new danger for our elderly and seniors.
MONDAY March 4, 2013 — Health staff at nursing homes often give patients sleeping pills to help them sleep, but a new study suggests that a certain class of medications may put patients at raised risk for hip fractures.
A team from Harvard Medical School in Boston looked at more than 15,500 long-stay nursing-home residents, aged 50 and older, who suffered a hip fracture between July 2007 and December 2008. The residents' average age was 81.
About 1,700 of the residents had been given a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic sleep drug before their hip fracture. This class of drugs includes Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien and Intermezzo.
Those who took nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic sleep drugs were about two-thirds more likely to suffer a hip fracture than those who didn't take the drugs, according to the study, published online March 4 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Although the study found an association between the use of the sleep medications and increased fracture risk, it wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship. The risk was somewhat higher among new users of the drugs, as well as nursing-home residents who had mild mental or physical decline (compared to more severe mental- or physical-health issues).
"Caution should be exercised when prescribing sleep medications to nursing-home residents," said Dr. Sarah Berry, of Harvard Medical School, and colleagues.
The lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network are filing dangerous drugs and devices lawsuits for: GranuFlo, Dialysis medications, Actos, Vaginal Mesh, Stryker Hip Replacement and others. Below is a handy resource of regulatory agencies:
Environmental Protection Agency
pesticides (sets tolerance levels for residues on feed crops and raw and processed foods)
municipal water supplies
FAX (703) 308-4776
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
alcoholic beverages and tobacco
FAX (202) 927-7862
Drug Enforcement Administration
drugs of abuse
FAX (202) 307-9765
U.S. Department of Commerce
FAX (202) 482-5270
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
health care subsidies
FAX (410) 786-4633
Federal Trade Commission
nonprescription drug and
FAX (202) 326-2050
National Marine Fisheries Services
voluntary seafood inspection program
FAX (301) 713-2258
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
workplace safety standards
FAX (202) 219-4761
U.S. Customs Service
FAX (410) 962-7470
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Anti-Tampering Act
FAX (202) 324-4705
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Epidemiology of diseases and other health problems
FAX (404) 488-5973
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Licensing and regulation of the nuclear industry
FAX (301) 415-7020
FDA Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology and the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products,
Telephone Numbers Frequently Asked of FDA
FDA General Inquiries
FDA Centers & Offices
Office of the Commissioner 888-INFO-FDA
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) 301-827-0372
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 301-796-7100
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) 301-796-5400
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) 240-402-1600
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) 870-543-7130
Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) 301-827-3101
FDA's emergency number 301-796-8240
Food Safety Hotline 888-723-3366
FOIA requests 301-796-3900
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 800-822-7967
Registration of Food Facilities 800-216-7331
Office of the Chief Mediator and Ombudsman 301-827-3390
CDER Ombudsman 301-594-5443
CBER Ombudsman 301-827-0379
Animal and Veterinary Ombudsman 240-276-9015
CDRH Ombudsman 301-796-5699
Consumer Product Safety Commission 800-638-2772
Federal Trade Commission 877-382-4357
Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 877-382-4357
Dept. of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service 800-535-4555
EPA – Office of Pesticide Programs 202-260-2090
Regulatory Boards To Contact For Complaints
Alarm Systems Contractors Board
Architectural & Engineering Examiners
Employee Leasing (*now part of the Insurance Division)
Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Burial Services
Home Inspector Licensing Advisory
Limited Licensed Electricians
Limited Licensed Plumbers
Locksmith Licensing Program Advisory
Motor Vehicle Commission
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Covidien vaginal Mesh Implants
The Covedian Vaginal mesh are called pelvic floor repair kits. The Covedian vaginal mesh are called:
- IVS Tunneler Intra-Vaginal Sling
- IVS Tunneler Placement Device
- Parietene Polypropylene Mesh
- Surgipro Polyproylene Surgical Mesh
Covedian vaginal mesh lawyers are filing lawsuit for victims of the Covedian Vaginal Mesh.
The Covedian lawsuits are for complications which are the same for all vaginal mesh:
- Painful revision surgeries that do not help
- Back pain and digestive problems
- Incontinence and prolapse are back
- mesh erosion causing inability to have sexual intercourse
- mesh removal required
Covidien Vaginal Sling lawyers are filing lawsuits for justice for mesh victims
Get a Covedian vaginal mesh lawyer today.
Lawyers are filing Dialysis Medication lawsuits for cardiac problems and death from Frensius' GranuFlo and Naturlyte.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits are being filed nationwide. Lawyers are claiming cardiac injury from these diaysis medications.
GranuFlo and Naturalyte Information
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are brand names of dialysates manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of kidney dialysis services and products. aGranuFlo and Naturalyte are used in thousands of dialysis centers to treat Americans with kidney disease or failure nationwide.
GranuFlo and Naturalyte Alert
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte on March 29, 2012, to revise prescribing instructions.The FDA was concerned because the use of these two products can lead to low blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia. These products could cause cardiopulmonary arrest and death.
Fresenius Knew The Dangers Of Naturalyte and GranuFlo
Fresenius, it appears, was aware of the dangers of these drugs and did not share this information with health care providers, doctors or patients. An internal company memo from Nov. 4, 2011, reported that more than 900 patients had experienced heart attacks in Fresenius clinics during the previous year. The memo states that the company’s medical staff reached the conclusion that patients with excessive levels of bicarbonate in their blood were six times more likely to have cardiac arrest than those with normal levels. The memo also linked GranuFlo use to increased bicarbonate levels and heart attacks.
Granuflo and Naturalyte lawyers are filing lawsuits against Fresenius due to GranuFlo and NaturaLyte causing cardiac death. it is deemed that the manufacturer “intentionally, recklessly and/or negligently concealed, suppressed, omitted and misrepresented the risks, dangers, defects, and disadvantages of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.”
Lawsuits are Being Filed For the Bad Dialysis Medications GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
Justice must be sought for victims and families against a company that knew of the dangerous nature of their dialysis medications and failed to inform patients being treated. Fresenius also failed to advise health care providers of the dangers and train staff in the safe use of GranuFlo and Naturalyte
The lawsuits are mounting up against GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Families that have lost a loved one to cardiac arrest are urged to contact us today for a dialysis medication lawyer. GanuFlo and Naturalyte has created excessive bicarbonate. The chemical composition of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte encourages the overproduction of bicarbonate resulting in cardiac injury.
In July 2012, Alabama resident Arthruine Williams filed a lawsuit against Fresenius on behalf of her late husband, Johnny, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Alabama. According to the claim, Johnny Williams underwent a dialysis treatment that used GranuFlo in July 2010 and died of a heart attack the following day. His widow says that Fresenius officials knew that the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte posed a significant increased risk of cardiac arrest and death.
A month later, Betty Lemmond sued in the same court on behalf of her late husband, Dizzy Dean Lemmond. Her husband died of a heart attack in August 2010, the same day that he received a dialysis treatment with GranuFlo. Betty Lemmond’s lawsuit accuses Fresenius of negligence, wantonness, fraud, unjust enrichment and failure to warn patients about the dangers of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte.
In September 2012, Waddell Bishop filed a lawsuit against Fresenius on behalf of his late mother, Frances Carol Bishop, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Frances Carol Bishop had received a dialysis treatment in early September 2010 and died of a heart attack later that month. Waddell Bishop said his mother’s death “directly resulted from using GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte,” according to the lawsuit
If you had serious heart issues after a dialysis treatment, you should know your legal options.
Dialysis and Cardiac Side Effects of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are Life Threatening
Contact a GranuFlo, Naturalyte Dialysis medication lawyer today for cardiac arrest due to GranuFlo and Naturalyte Dialysis medication
GranuFlo and Naturalyte are dialysis medications that have been causing sudden heart attacks and death. A motion has been filed to establish a GranuFlo MDL. GranuFlo deaths have been mounting up.
GranuFlo Lawsuit MDL Motion Filed, Lawyers are ready for action
A motion was filed on December 12, 2012 with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, requesting that an MDL be established in the district of Massachusetts to consolidate lawsuits making claims against Fresenius Medical Care over the dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. .
Fresenius the maker of GranuFlo knew of GranuFlo risks and used the product in 100's of clinics they owned as well as other dialysis clinics nationwide. 941 patients have died from a GranuFlo heart attack at Fresenius clinics. A GranuFlo recall was issued in June 2012.
There is a Heart attack risk From the Dialysis Medications GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
Both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte aredialysis medication concentrates that are used during hemodialysis to prevent acid buildup. GranuFlo is the powder form. NaturaLyte is in liquid form. A Fresenius memo warned that GranuFlo and Naturalyte could elevate bicarbonate levels in the blood more than other dialysis concentrates. Doctors were not properly adjusting the dosage of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. The result was bicarbonate overdose.
Metabolic Alkalosis From GranuFlo and Naturalyte
- low blood pressure,
- heart attacks.
If your loved one has had an immediate heart attack and you have lost a loved one due to dialysis medications GranuFlo and Naturalyte contact us for a GranuFlo, Naturalyte lawyer lawsuit today.
Class Action Lawyer Network, lawyers for Mirena IUD are reviewing cases specifically where the Mirena IUD device Has moved, perforated the uterus or become embedded in an organ. A Mirena IUD Lawsuit has been filed in Ohio on behalf of a woman injured by the Mirena IUD. Cases where the Mirena IUD has perforated the uterus are being reviewed,
a national law Firm has filed two lawsuits on behalf of an Ohio woman and an Oklahoma woman who sustained permanent and physical injuries, allegedly due to Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mirena in 2000 as an intrauterine contraceptive. The T-shaped silicone IUD implant device releases a synthetic progestogen known as levonorgestrel into the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. In 2009, it was also approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use IUDs. Mirena is recommended for women who have had at least one child, and is indicated for up to 5 years of use. The device is used in over 2 million women in the United States and more than 15 million women worldwide. There have been increase reports and call to our Mirena IUD Helpline regarding the Mirena being lost in the body, needing to be surgically removed, severing an organ or the device becoming embedded in the uterus.
According to the FDA, Mirena has been associated with serious complications such as ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease, device embedment in the unterine wall, uterine wall and cervix perforation. Over 300,000 women have been implanted with a vagina mesh. The mesh lawsuit will be the largest of it's type. Yaz has caused blood clotds in women.
Women are the focus of manufacturers and are being injured. Speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer, Uterine perforation lawyer, Yaz blood clot lawyer today