Yes, you can sue the manufacturer if you were harmed by GranuFlo. Currently there are lawsuits underway against the manufacturer of GranuFlo. If you believe you have been harmed by the drug, you should speak with an attorney.
The manufacturer of GranuFlo, Fresnius Medical Care, recalled the drug due to patients experiencing high levels of bicarbonate from its use. The recall was classified as Class 1, which is the most serious type of recall because it pertains to products that can cause serious health risks or even death. GranuFlo is a drug that is used by people on dialysis. Fresnius is the leading provider of dialysis treatments and products in the U.S.
Fresnius issues the recall for GranuFlo in 2012, but there was evidence that the company was aware of the problem months or even a year before the recall occurred. An internal memo was sent by the company to doctors that worked for the company-owned dialysis centers warning that there was a high risk of cardiac arrest in patients that were undergoing dialysis and being administered GranuFlo improperly. However, this information was never given to the other dialysis centers using GranuFlo. Only after the memo was leaked to the FDA did the company issue a recall.
Some injuries that some patients who used GranuFlo have suffered include strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrest, and low blood pressure. If you believe that you have been harmed by GranuFlo, you should speak with an attorney. There are currently many lawsuits underway against the company. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more about the company or to schedule a free consultation.