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Fresenius faces another GranuFlo wrongful death lawsuit

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care claiming a dialysis concentrate manufactured by the company caused his wife’s death. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. There are more than 1,800 Fresenius facilities nationwide. The company’s products are also used in non-Fresenius-owned clinics. James Stockton alleges that for nearly 10 years his wife Beverly underwent dialysis treatment during which she received GranuFlo, a solution used to balance electrolytes in patents undergoing dialysis. GranuFlo contains an ingredient that metabolizes in the body to bicarbonate. Elevated levels of bicarbonate have been linked to heart ... Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care

Immediately after Beverly Stockton received hemodialysis treatment at Fresenius Medical Care in Charleston, W.Va., she suffered cardiac arrest and died. Her husband James Stockton is suing Fresenius, the largest provider of dialysis products and services, for her wrongful death. James’ lawsuit alleges that his wife was given the dialysis concentrate GranuFlo, which had confusing dosing instructions that caused his wife to receive toxic levels of bicarbonate, an ingredient in GranuFlo. Elevated bicarbonate can cause heart problems including sudden cardiac arrest. The complaint claims that long before his wife received her fatal dose of GranuFlo, Fresenius executives had received, but disregarded, ... Read More

Drug company, pharmacy named in Actos bladder cancer lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley ruled at a hearing Nov. 20 that an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit filed against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and a local drug store should be sent back to circuit court. Takeda had sought to have the case heard in federal court, arguing that the pharmacy had been added as an effort to destroy jurisdiction diversity. The drug company argued that pharmacies were not liable for manufacturer-provided medications they passed along to customers, and that Patterson’s Drug Store had been added as a defendant in the case because all the other defendants were out-of-state entities. “And the plaintiff ... Read More