Heart Attacks Caused by GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Dialysis Products

Hemodialysis is used to treat patients with acute or chronic renal failure. Hemodialysis treatments filter the blood, replacing the function of your kidneys. GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® acid concentrate are products used in hemodialysis treatments. They have been recalled because they can cause heart attack and sudden cardiac death, as well as other serious health problems. If you believe that GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, please talk to our Georgia drug recall attorneys right away.

Improper Dosing

There is a high potential for improper dosing when using GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®. They contain ingredients which create a higher level of bicarbonate in patients’ blood than similar products. Elevated bicarbonate levels can cause metabolic alkalosis. Health problems caused by metabolic alkalosis can include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Hypokalemia (low potassium in the blood)
  • Hypoxemia (too little oxygen in the blood)
  • Hypercapnia (too much carbon dioxide in the blood)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia

Metabolic alkalosis can ultimately lead to cardiopulmonary arrest and death.

What You Can Do

If you have suffered a heart attack or heart problems as a hemodialysis patient, or if you have lost a loved one to what you believe may be GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® injury, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Fresenius Medical Care was aware of the dangers and even warned its own clinics in an internal memo, months before alerting other clinics that used its products.

If you are a Georgia resident who has suffered a GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte® injury, or lost a loved one to these deadly dialysis products, please contact our Georgia drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) right away. You may be entitled to monetary compensation, but you have limited time to act.

Topamax® and Birth Defects among Newborns

Topamax® is one of the most popular drugs in the market today for the treatment of epilepsy and migraine headaches among patients in Georgia and throughout the nation.

However, in March of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a significant warning about women who use Topamax® during pregnancy. The administration determined that using Topamax while pregnant may cause “human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigations or marketing experience or studies in humans.”

If you were taking Topamax® while pregnant and delivered a baby with birth defects, it is important that you speak to a Georgia Topamax® injury attorney to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

Birth Defects

The birth defects associated with Topamax® include:

  • Cleft lip/cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Facial deformities
  • Limb deformities

Aside from its consumer warning, the FDA reclassified Topamax® from a Category “C” Pregnancy Drug to a Category “D,” meaning that there has been concrete scientific evidence linking the drug to birth defects.

If you live in Georgia and have been injured by Topamax, please contact our Georgia Topamax® attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to file your claim and collect the compensation you deserve.