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Looking Back on DaVita, Fresenius and GranuFlo Side Effects in 2013.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | By Scott | No Comments

From LawyersandSettlements.com
. By Gordon Gibb

 

DaVita Healthcare Clinics (DaVita) is one of two players in the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte portfolio. The other is Fresenius Medical Care, the manufacturer of the two dialysis products and a competitor with DaVita in the dialysis market. Both operate scores of dialysis clinics and are competing for market share.

DaVita is also the target of a GranuFlo class-action lawsuit for its role in allegedly putting dialysis patients at risk with regard to alkali dosing errors inherent with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. DaVita, it should be noted, was also the subject of a federal investigation with regard to an alleged doctor kickback scheme – and the firm has also faced allegations of wage improprieties involving its employees.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Cleansing dialysis center of government waste

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

Please read this entire article, you’ll be shocked!

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 09, 2013 6:00 am • By the Editorial Board

Within 20 miles of downtown St. Louis, there are 25 centers operated by the two dominant companies in the industry, DaVita Healthcare Partners of Denver and Fresenius, based in Germany.  Those companies are complaining that they are under attack by Congress, which has ordered the Obama administration to eliminate more than $500 million a year in excessive drug payments to clinics across the country.

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More Reports of Heart Complications and Deaths from DaVita and Fresenius Dialysis

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

lawyersandsettlements.com
September 9, 2013, 01:30:00PM. By Jane Mundy

Laguna Niguel, CA: Sons and daughters of parents believed to have suffered cardiac arrest, stroke, respiratory issues and other health problems linked to the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte administered at DaVita Healthcare Centers are now considering a DaVita and Fresenius lawsuit.

Although Henry’s mother died in the hospital from cardiac arrest, he knows she was given GranuFlo during dialysis treatments at a DaVita Center. “My mother started dialysis in 2007, and she went to the DaVita Center three times a week without fail,” says Henry. “She got sick about two weeks before she died and was given hemodialysis at her bedside in the hospital. Her blood pressure went down and she stopped breathing; they put her on a respirator and sent her to ICU where she stayed just a few days. Her doctor called to tell me she had massive brain bleeding and passed away.

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