Wright & McGurk Law Offering Free GranuFlo® Case Evaluation for Injured Dialysis Patients

October 26, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Wright & McGurk Law announced today that they are offering free GranuFlo® case evaluations for patients injured during their dialysis treatment. Following an FDA recall of both GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, injured dialysis patients have filed suit, alleging these concentrates are responsible for their injuries. Wright & McGurk is encouraging injured patients or their loved ones to contact the firm for help today.

Over 400,000 Americans receive necessary and life saving dialysis treatment every day. An estimated 1/3 of these patients are also treated with GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®. These acid solutions are manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, who also ran one of the largest dialysis networks in the country. During dialysis, these concentrates are mixed with bicarbonates to treat acid build up in the blood. However, many doctors were unaware that both GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® contained elevated bicarbonate levels. In patients with elevated bicarbonate levels, this mixture could produce dialysis injuries such as heart attacks and even death. The FDA has since issued a Class 1 recall, their most serious recall.

Fresenius knew its products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® could produce harmful results. In 2010, researchers observed 947 heart attacks during dialysis treatment. In response, Fresenius issued an internal memo advising doctors in their network of the health risks. The manufacturer did not notify patients or caregivers outside of its network. It was this memo that was leaked to the FDA, inspiring the recall. Prior to the recall, potentially thousands of patients did not receive the lifesaving health information that they needed.

Because of the lack of information, some patients may have been injured as a result of their dialysis treatment. Wright & McGurk is encouraging these injured dialysis patients and their loved ones to contact the firm today for a free case evaluation.

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Wright & McGurk Law has over 30 years of experience fighting zealously on behalf of injured people and family members who have lost a loved one due to negligence. We are experts at fighting to achieve the fairness and justice our clients deserve. The lawyers at Wright & McGurk Law will not treat you like just another client. We are passionate about our role as your advocate and will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. At Wright &McGurk, we understand that you may be in pain and we want to help get you the compensation you deserve. Cases are accepted nationwide; call us today for a free confidential consultation at (800) 471-0346. http://wrightmcgurk.com/