Dialysis can be lifesaving. The process eliminates waste and excess water from the blood when the kidneys can no longer do so on their own. Without dialysis, thousands of patients around the world would suffer dire health complications.
However, dialysis doesn’t come without its own risks. Certain chemicals, such as Granuflo® and NaturaLyte®, are used during the process to help lower the acidity of the patient’s blood. These chemicals have been known to cause high levels of bicarbonate in the blood, possibly leading to heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. To make matters worse, the manufacturer of these chemicals were aware of the increased risks as early as 2011, yet failed to pull the potentially harmful products from the market. At the time of this writing, it’s impossible to know just how many patients sustained injuries or died due to the continued use of these products.
If you or someone you love suffered health complications after dialysis treatments that involved Granuflo or NaturaLyte, you may be eligible for damages from the manufacturer. Call our experienced drug injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We’re ready to investigate your claim and fight on your behalf. You’ve been through enough already. Contact us today.