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Dialysis patients may unknowingly be at risk of death or serious injury due to improper procedures at their outpatient dialysis center.
Dialysis deaths and hospitalizations led to the May 8, 2013 closing of the Bessemer Kidney Center, which is owned by Fresenius Medical Care. AL.com reported on May 18, 2013: “A review of state health department inspection reports shows that a March 15, 2012 inspection found that the Bessemer Kidney Center did not meet standards for infection control, glove use and disinfection of surfaces, among other things.”
Fresenius Medical Care is the largest provider of outpatient dialysis in the U.S. But it also manufactures dialysis medical devices and, up until March 29, 2012, dialysis drugs. Two dialysis drugs made by Fresenius, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, were recalled on March 29, 2012.
The FDA classified the Granuflo recall and NaturaLyte recall as Class 1 recalls. The FDA NaturaLyte and GranuFlo recall notice stated: “Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
The GranuFlo recall and NaturaLyte recall came after a number of dialysis patients suffered heart attacks or other cardiac problems caused by the dialysis drugs.
There have been so many NaturaLyte and GranuFlo lawsuits filed that the lawsuits have been consolidated in MDL 2428 (In re: Fresenius GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation) in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Personal injury attorney Michael J. Evans organized a dialysis lawsuit team to represent people in NaturaLyte or GranuFlo lawsuits. After researching Fresenius, DaVita, and other dialysis providers, Evans concluded that dialysis patients are often at risk of death or injury in dialysis centers due to violations of dialysis regulations.
This presentation was created as a result Evans’ research into the quality of care provided by outpatient dialysis centers in the U.S.
As a result of the research, Evans and his litigation partners have decided to accept cases of injuries and deaths caused by dialysis malpractice.
If you or your loved one suffered injuries or death due to GranuFlo, NaturaLyte, or other dialysis problems, you may obtain a free legal evaluation of your claim by visiting http://Dialysis-Lawsuits.org, or by contacting attorney Michael J. Evans using the contact form here on SlideShare.
You may also wish to view the websites of Evans' litigation partners, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. at http://www.Yearout.net, and Gathings Law at http://www.GathingsLaw.com.
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