We are an advocacy for patients who are traversing the dialysis treatment process, and no one can be expected to navigate this difficult undertaking alone. We are a resource for better healthcare. We advocate patient rights to which they are entitled under the law.
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.
On June 27, 2012 the FDA recalled the two leading bicarbonate additives used during kidney dialysis since 2003. These products, GranuFlo and Naturalyte, can cause cardiac arrest and stroke in dialysis patients. If you or a loved one are on kidney dialysis and suffered cardiac arrest or stroke after 2003, please call 1-800-279-6996 and fill out the contact form at www.dialysisrecall.com to determine whether you have a claim.
This office is also investigating the stock losses which occurred to the company selling these products: Frenesius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (stock symbol: FMS). If you own shares of FMS, please call the same number and fill out the contact form to determine your right to recover your losses.
Please complete a contact form at www.dialysisrecall.com or call 1-800-279-6996 if you need more information and to join the lawsuit.
Joseph R. Santoli, Esq. 340 Devon Court Ridgewood NJ 07450-1810 1-800-279-6996