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Lawsuits accuse Fresenius of concealing on GranuFlo, NaturaLyte risks

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:00pm
Mass Device

A spate of lawsuits across the country accuse Fresenius of deliberately concealing problems with its GranuFlo and Naturalyte products, alleging that the dialysis additives caused patients to die.

A spate of lawsuits accuse Fresenius Medical (NYSE:FMS) of deliberately concealing potentially fatal problems with a pair of since-recalled products used during dialysis.

The GranuFlo and Naturalyte products were used to lower the acidity of patients' blood during dialysis treatments. At least 15 lawsuits filed since Jan. 1 allege that the dialysates' high concentration of acetone led to abnormally high levels of bicarbonate in the blood, leading to fatal heart problems and strokes, according to court documents.

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