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Fresenius Announces $250 Million Granuflo Settlement

Fresenius Medical Care North America agreed to a $250 million settlement to resolve lawsuits that claim the company was aware of risks of their dialysis products yet failed to warn the public. The litigation centers upon Granuflo and Naturalyte, two dialysates that have been blamed for heart problems, strokes and death... Read more »

Status Conference Scheduled for GranuFlo, NaturaLyte MDL

The parties involved in the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte multidistrict litigation were scheduled to meet on Friday, Nov. 22. In a status conference before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, both parties were expected to evaluate the proposed start dates for the first two bellwether trials, to see if they’re on-track. The... Read more »

Granuflo Lawsuit Alleges Fatal Cardiac Event

Another Granuflo lawsuit involving a wrongful death has been filed in the coordinated proceedings currently underway in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. This plaintiff has filed a complaint on behalf of a deceased family member who died after receiving dialysis treatment using Granuflo or Naturalyte products manufactured by Fresenius. The... Read more »

Widow Alleges Fresenius Responsible for Husband’s Death

The surviving spouse of a Mississippi man, Marshall Russell Phillips, has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care, alleging that Naturalyte caused a fatal heart injury. Nellie Phillips, the widow, and Nelda Neal, the anticipated personal representation of the decedent’s estate, filed the lawsuit on July 1, 2015 in the... Read more »

Granuflo Wrongful Death Claim Joins MDL 2428

Accusations leveled in a recent Granuflo lawsuit state that plaintiff William Cox died as an alleged result of his exposure to the dialysate. The short form complaint was filed directly into the Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation on April 22, 2015. Debra Phelps is the anticipated personal representative of... Read more »

New Fresenius Dialysis Lawsuit Joins MDL 2428

Mason v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. was filed directly into multidistrict litigation (MDL 2428) on December 10, 2014, joining thousands of similar claims that allege Granuflo and Naturalyte dialysis additives are defective and unreasonably dangerous. Plaintiff Robert Mason brought his product liability complaint individually and on behalf of the... Read more »