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Dialysis Injury Help Center, GranuFlo Naturalyte Helpline

Lawyers for GranuFlo and Naturalyte are filing lawsuits for dialysis injury from Granuflo and Naturalyte. Fresenius Medical Care’s dialysis product GranuFlo is  a medication  that  dialysis centers   use to treat acute and chronic kidney failure.
 

Your kidneys clean the blood of waste  products  and help maintain the body’s pH level. When they fail, the body’s pH level become more acidic than is should be.  Kidney failure is treated with chemicals that help the body convert ph level. These substances convert  into the alkaline substance bicarbonate, which neutralizes some of the acid buildup in the blood stream.
GranuFlo  and Naturalyte have had issues with this conversion and have shown instances of immediate  heart attacks as a side effect. GranuFlo contains more bicarbonate than other dialysates.

The June 2012 New York Times article describes Fresenius’s knowledge of these risks  of granuFlo and Naturalyte and the product’s high bicarbonate level. According to the article, Fresenius sent a memo to its clinics warning that the higher bicarbonate levels in GranuFlo had caused 941 heart attacks in the company’s own clinics in 2010, leading the company’s researchers to estimate that GranuFlo increases a patient’s risk of heart attack by six times. Fresenius did not send the memo to GranuFlo-using clinics that the company didn’t own, however, until March 29, 2012, when the FDA consequently began investigating Fresenius for possible violations of federal regulations, the Times reports.

Currently GranuFlo and Naturalyte lawyers are accepting claims against Fresenius for immediate hear attack  form their GranuFlo and Naturalyte products. A number of dialysis patients may have already been injured by GranuFlo. If  GranuFlo diaysis medication caused a sudden heart attack or cardiac arrest, hemodialysis cardiac arrest or cardiopulmonary arrest, stroke, or arrhythmia speak to a GranuFlo lawyer now by calling the GranuFlo legal team of free legal Shield. We seek justice for seniors.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits, Mesothelioma Lawyers, Asbestos, Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma is a fatal lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Certain work environments are more prone to causing mesothelioma.

  •     Shipyard Workers
  •     Construction Workers
  •     Power Plant Workers
  •     Chemical Plant Workers
  •     Industrial Workers
  •     Insulators
  •     Boiler Workers
  •     Auto Mechanics

Types of mesothelioma

  •     Pleural mesotheliomas start in the chest.
  •     Peritoneal mesotheliomas begin in the abdomen.

 

 Symptoms of Mesothelioma

  •     Shortness of breath and
  •     A heavy feeling in the chest area.
  •     Pain under the rib cage.
  •     Pain or swelling in the abdomen.
  •     Lumps in the abdomen.
  •     Weight loss for no known reason.

Mesothelioma Comes from Inhaling Asbestos For Long Periods Of Time

When a person breathes in the small asbestos fibers, they remain in the lungs and cause scar tissue to form on the the tiny air sacs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. The amount of oxygen that is available to the body is reduced through asbestos exposure and worsened through repeated inhalations for long periods of time.

Notable asbestos verdicts in the United States include:
Mississippi

– In May 2011, the current largest plaintiff's asbestos verdict was awarded to a former oil refinery worker. Union Carbine and Chevron Phillips Chemical were instructed to pay the man $322 million.
San Francisco, California

– Alfred Todak, a former Navy electrician, was awarded $22.7 million, and his was wife was awarded $11 for loss of consortium.
Madison County, Illinois

– Madison County's asbestos verdicts have typically favored the plaintiff, including the 2000 Hutchinson v. Shell Oil Company case in which a man was awarded a total of $34.1 million.

Incidence of Mesothelioma

State/Region  Incidence per 100,000
New Jersey  1.52
Seattle-Puget Sound  1.44
Louisiana  1.37
Connecticut  1.08
Greater California  1.06
Utah  1.02
New Mexico  0.99
Detroit  0.89
Kentucky  0.85
Iowa  0.80
Georgia  0.70

The six states with the highest mesothelioma death rates include: Maine, Wyoming, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington

Mesothelioma Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos related cancer call our mesothelioma helpline today. We will connect you with an experienced mesothelioma, mass tort lawyer. Mesothelioma lawsuits are mass torts and must be handled by an experienced mass tort lawyer.

  

 

 

GranuFlo Lawyers, NaturaLyte Lawsuits

 

Fresenius Medical is the manufacturer of  GranuFlo and NaturaLyte acid concentrate. These are drugs used in  dialysis treatment. There has been a recall of these dialysis drugs and  lawsuits are being filed.

Injury and death has resulted from these drugs:

  •  GranuFlo cardiovascular death,
  •  GranuFlo sudden cardiac death,
  •  GranuFlo cardiopulmonary arrest,
  •  GranuFlo heart attack,
  •  GranuFlo catastrophic cardiovascular injuries

 

Fresenius manufactures GranuFlo and NaturaLyte used in dialysis. These drugs cause alkalosis, a condition associated with an increase in cardiovascular fatalities.

 

The FDA received complaints describing alkali dosing errors that occurred during hemodialysis using dialysate concentrates containing acetic acid and acetate. When metabolized, these potential sources of alkali can contribute to elevated bicarbonate levels in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

 

This can contribute to metabolic alkalosis, which is a significant risk factor associated with :

 

Low blood pressure

Cardiopulmonary arrest

Cardiac arrhythmia

Sudden heart attack

Stroke

Hemodialysis cardiopulmonary arrest

 

A study which was conducted between January and December of 2010 found that patients with pre-dialysis bicarbonate levels greater than 28mEq/L were 4.7 times more likely to suffer a cardiac arrest. The study also discovered that patients with pre-dialysis potassium lower than 4 mEq/L had a 6.3 times higher risk of cardiac arrest.

 

In May 2012 the FDA notified health care providers to consider the presence and quantity of acetate, citrate, and/or acetic acid in dialysate concentrates when determining the patients’ dialysate prescription.

There is a GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Class 1 Recall

 

Serial numbers for recalled Naturalyte Liquid Acid Concentrate range from:

 

08-0231-4, 08-1001-0, 08-1201-8, 08-1231-3, 08-1251-1, 08-1301-4, 08-2201-5, 08-2231-2, 08-2251-0, 08-2301-3,08-2351-8, 08-3201-4, 08-3231-1, 08-3251-9, 08-3301-2, 08-4123-1, 08-4223-7, 08-4225-1, 08-4230- 2, 08-4231-0, 08-4323-5, 08-4325-1, 13-1251-1, 13-2201-5, 13-2231-2, 13-2251-0, 13-3231-1, 13-3251-9, 13-4123-1, 13-4220-1, 13-4225-1, 13-4325-

 

Serial numbers for recalled Naturalyte GranuFlo (powder) Acid Concentrate range from:

 

OFD1201-3B, OFD1251-3B, OFD2123-3B, OFD2201-38, OFD2220-3B, OFD2223-3B, OFD2225-3B, OFD2231-3 B, OFD2251-3B, OFD2301-3B, OFD2323-3 B, OFD2325-3B, OFD3201-3B, OFD3231-3B, OFD3251-3B, OFD3301-3B

GranuFlo & NaturaLyte is one of the most widely prescribed dry acid products used for dialysis  at Fresenius'  clinics, as well as other hemodialysis centers that purchase their dialysis supplies from Fresenius.  It is estimated that 125,000 patients in non-Fresenius clinics are treated with GranuFlo.

Dilaysis Patient Alert

If you, a loved one or someone you care for has been injured by these products contact us for a GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuit.

Bladder Sling Lawyers, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The bladder mesh is a vaginal mesh product primarily used for urinary incontinence. This mesh sling has caused severe complications and bladder mesh lawyers are filing lawsuits. Many women with a bladder mesh do not realize they are eligible to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

What is a Bladder Sling?

Urethral sling or bladder sling  is used  to treat urinary incontinence by placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention. The sling is attached to the abdominal wall. A bladder sling is a mesh device and is part of the vaginal mesh litigation. The complications of a failed bladder sling is increased incontinence or trouble voiding. Many women have needed to self catherize.

 Bladder Sling Complications?

According to the July 2011 FDA news release, the most common complications associated with surgical mesh bladder slings is erosion thru the vaginal wall or into the bladder, pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding, infection, perforation of various pelvic organs (bladder, colon, vaginal walls), and urinary incontinence or problems voiding as well as; neuromuscular problems, emotional problems, mesh contraction/shrinkage, and even a reoccurrence of POP and/or SUI.

Bladder sling lawsuits are being filed on a contingency fee basis against the mnaufacturers of the bladder sling:

        Bard Avaulta Support System
        AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
        AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
        AMS Perigee System
        AMS Monarc Sling System
        AMS Sparc Sling System
        Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
        Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
        Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
        Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
        Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
        Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
        UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
        Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling

Contact us today.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers, Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline

Adding to the Zimmer and DePuy metal on metal hip replacement Stryker has recalled it's latest metal component hip replacement implant.  Stryker has voluntarily recalled the  Rejuvenate metal component hip replacement implant and ABG II modular- neck stems
Stryker has voluntarily  stopped  market distribution of these hip replacements due to  increased risk of injury. The hip replacement implants have been shown to fret or corrode, harming body tissue and causing pain and  swelling. Other injuries include:

  •     Severe inflammatory reactions
  •     Pain in the groin
  •     metal toxicity ort poisoning
  •     high metal levels in the blood
  •     need for additional surgery
  •     Breakdown of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in and around the hip joint
  •     Loss of surrounding bone
  •     Loss of mobility

While other types of hip implants such as those made by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. involve a metal ball rubbing against a metal socket, the Stryker Rejuvenate products involve a metal neck inside a metal stem. The Stryker Hip replacement Helpline and  hip replacement lawyers are reaching out to all victims of the failed device for a potential multi district litigation.

The products have metal components and although they are not metal on metal run the same risks of chromium and cobalt toxicity poisoning. If you have been injured you are advised to contact your doctor immediately and contact the Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline for a Stryker lawyer

NuvaRing Potential for Blood Clots and Pulmonary Embolism

NuvaRing lawyers are Reviewing cases for Blood Clots From the NuvaRing Birth Control Device.

Yaz and Yasmin have similiar lawsuits pending.

The NuvaRing birth control device was first approved by the FDA in 2001. In October 2011, the FDA released a drug safety study report indicating the NuvaRing was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms than standard low-dose estrogen birth control pills. Now, according to new results published this month in the British Medical Journal, women using the vaginal ring are at a significantly higher risk for venous thrombosis  compared to those taking earlier generation oral contraceptive birth control.

All hormonal contraceptions come with some risk of blood clots, which can lead to other complications like deep vein thrombosis and even life-threatening pulmonary embolism and stroke. Danish researchers, however, studied pregnant women ages 15-49 who were free of any prior thrombotic disease, between 2001 and 2010, and discovered that women who use vaginal rings like the NuvaRing for contraception have a 6.5 times increased risk of confirmed venous thrombosis compared with non-users of hormonal contraception.

The researchers further noted that “the vaginal ring conferred a 90% higher risk of venous thrombosis than did combined oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel, bringing the risk to the same level as that of combined oral contraceptives with third and fourth generation progestogens”—such as Yaz and Yasmin. The researchers concluded that, "women are generally advised to use combined oral contraceptives with levonorgestrel or norgestimate, rather than to use transdermal patches or vaginal rings."

NuvaRing Lawyers blodd clot lawsuits  for NuvaRing.

NuvaRing lawsuits were consolidated  on August 22, 2008 in  the NuvaRing MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri under  Judge Rodney Sippel, and in the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey before Judge Brian R. Martinotti. The first NuvaRing MDL trial  is expected to take place in January 2014.

If you or a loved one has had a blood clot related medical condition from Nuvaring contact us immediately to discuss the Nuvaring consolidated lawsuits.

Attention DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filing Ending August 2012

Breaking news; If you were injured by the DePuy hip Recall You must file your lawsuit now. Filing deadline August 2012

Most DePuy ASR Lawsuits Must Be Filed Before August 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 4:57 PM

 
DePuy ASR hip implant patients in most states who do not file lawsuits before August 23, 2012 may lose their rights to compensation or to file a lawsuit. Every state has a law called the statute of limitations that sets a limited time period in which a lawsuit for compensation can be filed. If a person with a legal claim or legal case fails to have a lawsuit filed on their behalf within this time period their claim can be forever barred. In summary, people who do not assert their rights in court within a limited time lose those rights and can never thereafter bring that claim.
Why is the Statute of Limitations for Most ASR Hip Implant Patients This August?
Every state has its own time limit for filing lawsuits called the Statute of Limitations. DePuy and Johnson and Johnson, the manufacturers of the ASR Hip Implant, have a right to have lawsuits dismissed or decided in their favor regardless of the injuries if the lawsuit is not filed in time to comply with the statute of limitations.
Most states in the United States use a two year time period for the statute of limitations. Other states may have a 1 year up to a six year time period for the statute of limitations. Different states use different rules to calculate when these time periods start running and when it is too late to bring a lawsuit. These calculations can be difficult to make and there have been many lawsuits over the running of the statutes of limitations in different types of cases. Each person’s case should be carefully evaluated individually by an experienced lawyer because individual circumstances can affect calculating this time period. This blog is for general information and awareness and you should not use this information to make your own calculation to rely on for your case for the statutes of limitations.
This two year statute of limitations will run for many DePuy ASR hip implant cases because the official DePuy Recall Notice that received widespread publicity was issued on August 24, 2010. The two year period from that Recall Notice will expire on August 23, 2012. Thus, lawsuits for injured ASR patients must be filed in those states with a two year statute of limitations or it may be too late for those patients to make a claim.
Which States Have a Two Year Statute of Limitations
Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia are the states with a two year statute of limitations for injury cases.
However, the calculations used to measure the two year time periods are different in different states and it is important to have each case calculated by an experience attorney to be sure that the time period does not run out before the lawsuit is filed.
For example, the two year statute of limitations in Virginia is unusual in that the two year time period in that state runs from when the person first has pain or is aware of an injury even if that was before the recall of before they had any idea that DePuy might be responsible. So in Virginia it is likely that the statute of limitations may have already run on some cases where the person had pain from their hip implant before the recall date. It is possible that someone reading this blog could have a statute of limitations that will run tomorrow or next week!
Immediate individual legal advice is critical to making sure that the Statute of Limitation is not missed.
There are many states other than those listed above that have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of death if the implant caused a death. Some states have longer statutes of limitations for injury cases than for death cases.
Are There Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations?
There are few exceptions to the Statute of Limitations. One of the clearest is the Sailors and Soldiers Relief Act which can toll the statute of limitations for some active members of the military while they are in the service of our country. Tolling of the Statute of Limitations means that the time period is stopped from running. That means that some active military people could wait many years before having to file their cases. Our firm has had other types of cases where the statute of limitations has been tolled for decades while a military person is in active service.
Many states have what is called a “Discovery Rule” which means that the Statute of Limitations does not start until a person would reasonably know that they might have a liability claim. I believe many judges would rule that the widespread public dissemination of the DePuy Recall Notice of August 24, 2010 would start the clock running on the statute of limitations even if an individual person did not hear about it or know about it because the test is usually an objective test about what a reasonably informed person would know.
There is another highly complex legal rule called the “American Pipe Rule” that may be applied in some states if a class action is pending to toll the time period for an individual lawsuit for a person who would be a member of that class action. This theory should not be relied on for DePuy ASR cases because there is no viable class action that I know of. The ASR cases are coordinated for pretrial purposes in a federal multidistrict proceeding called an MDL but this is not a class action and will not toll or stop the statute of limitations from running in an individual case unless an individual case is filed for that person.
Mental incompetence can be an exception in some states that could extend the statute of limitations. For example, someone with severe Alzheimers disease might qualify in some states for an extension to the statute of limitations.
Final Advice on the Statute of Limitations for ASR Lawsuits
Every person with a DePuy ASR Hip Implant should have a detailed review of the statute of limitations done by an attorney experienced in medical product liability cases. This review should be done immediately because once the statute of limitations has run there is no way to reopen or restart it. Once the statute of limitations has run it is too late to ever bring a lawsuit for harms and injuries from the defective ASR metal on metal hip implants.

Hurricane Claims Lawyers, Storm Claims Lawyers

If you have a claim for a Hurricane You need an Experienced  Insurance Bad Faith lawyer Fihting for your rights. Our team of Insurance Claim lawyers are experienced in Florida windstorms, Hurricanes, and tornado damgae claims. You can count on us for Hurricane and windstorm as well as flood claims.Windstorms, Hurricanes Florida Hurricane Insurance Claim Attorneys and Florida Lawyers, helpling with Hurricane Damage claims and  Windstorm Damage Claims.

Windstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes can create massive destruction. When wind damage occurs, it can open the door to complicated ambiguities with insurance coverage during the adjustment process. In the aftermath of a disaster,  you will need help with

  •     Protecting your property.
  •     Getting your business or home back to normal.
  •     Securing adequate financial recovery.
     

As a home owner , business owners and property owners we are faced  with threat of property damage each year from windstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. Hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 caused tremendous damage to residential and commercial properties in Florida. Property owners often faced insurance companies determined to deny claims or minimize claim payments. While most of these hurricane insurance claims have since been resolved, there is no doubt many victims of future storms will have problems with their insurers..

If you are an individual, business, condo association or homeowner’s association in the state of Florida and have suffered a property loss due to a windstorm or hurricane, we encourage you to contact the experienced insurance law attorneys at Tyler & Hamilton, P.A. To contact our Jacksonville law office, call 904.398.9999, or in Florida call us toll-free at 1.800.344.1122.
Lawyers Protecting Your Rights in Wind Damage Claims in Miami, Ft Lauderdale,Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft Myers, Winter haven, ocala Sarasota, West Palm Beach and Throughout Florida. Expanded coverage for storm damage victims in NYC and New Jersey. We know storms. Your best bet is an experinced hurrican damage lawyer.

When a windstorm or hurricane causes your home or business property to sustain water damage, structural damage or other property damage, you have a right to receive the full benefits under your insurance policy. This could include cost of repairs, temporary/alternative residence costs, storage costs, transportation costs and other additional costs incurred due to the windstorm damage.

insurance companies have their own goals. They want to prevent you from receiving the full benefit of your homeowner’s, commercial or commercial, residential insurance policy.
Our Hurricane, Tornado, wind, storm and flood Lawyers will help you Receive  aggressive Representation for your hurricane and Tornado Claims,

The states with most Tornadeos are : Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Missisppi

States with most hurricanes

 

  • Texas,
  • Louisiana,
  • Mississippi,
  • Alabama ,
  • Florida,, 
  • Georgia,
  • South Carolina,
  • North Carolina,

Pradaxa Breaking News, Pradaxa lawyers, Pradaxa Lawsuits, Pradaxa Bleeding

Pradaxa has warnings for excessive bleeding. Pradaxa Helpline is concerned about Pradaxa and the elderly

The Pradaxa Helpline Has Pradaxa Lawyers to Help You

   LONDON | Fri May 25, 2012 6:07am EDT

(Reuters) – Doctors and patients should be given clearer guidance on how to avoid bleeding risks when using Boehringer Ingelheim's new stroke prevention pill Pradaxa, European regulators said on Friday.

The European Medicines Agency said data continued to confirm the positive benefit-risk balance of the anticoagulant medicine, despite cases of fatal bleeding, but advice on the risks should be strengthened.

Pradaxa is the first in a new class of medicines aimed at replacing the old and problematic drug warfarin. It is designed for use after hip and knee surgery and to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heartbeat common among the elderly.

Rival drugs include Xarelto, from Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, and Eliquis, from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.

       Pradaxa is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants effect the clotting time of the blood. Pradaxa is described as  a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can cause blood clots to form, increasing your risk of a stroke. Pradaxa lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. There is a chnce of excessive bleeding on Pradaxa that can be fatal.

We can locate a Pradaxa lawyer to help you:

Silicone Breast Implant Claims Lawyers, Silicone Breast Implant Class Action

Breast implant Class Action lawyers Helping women with Dow Corning, Mentor and other Silicone breast implant claims.

Silicone breast implants caused silicone toxicity and Immune deficiency diseases with symptoms of:

  • Muscle Pain -Upper arms, neck, chest, upper back, thighs, buttocks
  • Joint Pain -hands, feet, toes, elbows
  • Pressure headaches
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sun sensitivity & rash; face, neck & upper chest
  • Hives
  • Intermittent tingling in legs, feet, arms, fingers, right upper back, neck and face
  • Many urinary tract and yeast infections
  • Burning lips, mouth, tongue
  • Dry eyes, nose, mouth, and vagina
  • Nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety

And:

  •     Breast Pain
  •     Upper and Lower Back Pain
  •     dry eyes
  •     joint pain and swelling
  •     myalgias
  •     chronic fatigue
  •     Lupus
  •     numbness and tingling in extremities
  •     photosensitivity
  •     Chemical Sensitivities
  •     Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
  •     Excessive Hair Loss
  •     Achy or Swollen Joints
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Skin Rashes
  •     Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •     Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis
  •     Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  •     Scleroderma
  •     Sjogren's syndrome
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

Women are still suffering today and settlements are still pending for the Silicone Breast Implant Clas Action. If you currently are registered fo r one of the breast implant settlement manufacturers and need help with your claim call 1 877 522-2123