GranuFlo MDL Likely, But Location Still Being Debated
The GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis treatments have been the subject of intense controversy, after countless patients have experienced severe heart problems and other side effects, even including fatality. So far, more than 700 lawsuits have been filed against manufacturer Fresenius Medical Care, in 46 different states. As a result, the issue will likely receive a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the near future, but it’s still uncertain where the litigation will play out.
Fresenius has agreed that the lawsuits should be handled by multidistrict litigation, and for its part, the manufacturer is confident that the lawsuits will be thrown out due to insufficient evidence linking heart failure and other problems to the dialysis treatments. This contradicts the company’s own private uncovered memos, which revealed that the company has long known about the severe risk of heart complications and other side effects, but went to great lengths to conceal these risks.
Fresenius has recommended that the MDL be tried in Massachusetts, and several plaintiffs have also expressed interest in a Massachusetts, trial, but as of yet, no location has been decided. Other possible locations for the MDL include Alabama and Mississippi. Many plaintiffs have expressed interest in these locations, and in fact, a disproportionate number of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte side effects victims are based in the southeastern United States.
At Nadrich & Cohen, we have been investigating and monitoring the GranuFlo/NaturaLyte controversy since it began, and will continue to report on any developments as the details of the multidistrict litigation are decided. We believe that Fresenius knowingly administered dangerous dialysis treatments even as patients were suffering life-threatening side effects, and we are currently working with patients and their families to secure financial recoveries.
If you or someone you love has experienced severe or devastating side effects resulting from a GranuFlo or NaturaLyte treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. Call an experienced GranuFlo attorney today at 1-800-718-4658 to receive a free and confidential consultation. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients, and we will come to you if necessary. With more than a quarter century of experience, we have the expertise the skill to get the job done right. Additionally, we have recovered more than a billion dollars for our personal injury clients, and we don’t charge you any money if we don’t win your case. Call us today.