Fresnius Fails To Consider Patient Needs
Fresenius discovered that GranuFlo had an inherent dosing problem because it makes the body produce bicarbonate. However, many dialysis patients are already taking bicarbonate. An overdose of bicarbonate creates a high risk of sudden cardiac arrest. In response to learning this, Fresnius failed to notify the proper authorities.
Instead of immediately notifying the FDA and the involved parties, Fresnius warned clinicians about the dangers, and how they could work around them.
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Consequences Of GranuFlo’s Carelessness.
By Fresenius’ own count, over 600 people died of sudden cardiac death in the year 2011 due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Side Effects of GranuFlo:
- Cardiopulmonary arrest
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Low blood pressure
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Hypokalemia (dangerously low potassium)
- Hypercapnia (dangerously high carbon dioxide in the blood)
- Cardiac arrhythmia, irregular heart beat
What The Manufacturers DIDN’T Do
The negligence and lack of concern exhibited by this lack of communication may have caused untold number of deaths and injuries to innocent patients. The Food and Drug Administration is currently conducting an investigation into what happened and why Fresenius chose not to issue a recall of GranuFlo, as well as to why they did not share this critical information with other dialysis center management.
If you or someone close to you experienced any of these symptoms as a result of taking GranuFlo, then you may have a GranuFlo lawsuit and could be entitled to financial compensation for you pain and suffering.