Fresenius, Maker of Recalled Dialysis Drugs GranuFlo And NaturaLyte, Now Has Problems At Its Dialysis Center In Bessemer, Alabama

Fresenius, the maker of the recalled dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, is back in the news because its Bessemer, Alabama dialysis center has been closed due to two deaths and five hospitalizations of dialysis patients last month.

Consumer injury attorney Michael J. Evans announced today that he and two other law firms have launched a new website dedicated to providing information and offering legal assistance to people with potential claims caused by dialysis drugs, such as GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, or other dialysis malfeasance. The website is

“My litigation partners and I decided it was time to begin offering legal services to people who may have been injured by the recalled dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, or who may have suffered injuries due to some other form of negligent conduct by the company performing dialysis,” said Evans.GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Dialysis Drug Recall by FDA

“Fresenius, the maker of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, not only makes dialysis drugs, but it also provides dialysis services through dialysis centers located throughout the United States.” said Evans.

“The GranuFlo and NaturalLyte recall in 2012 was followed up by the filing of so many GranuFlo lawsuits that they were given multidistrict litigation status and transferred to the federal court in the District of Massachusetts on March 29, 2013,” Evans said.

Evans noted that “a June 17, 2013 report says that Bessemer Kidney Center, operated by Fresenius in Bessemer, Alabama, was closed in May 2013 after 2 deaths and 5 hospitalizations occurred within a few days. Although an investigation by the Alabama Department of Public Health did not find “a common thread” tying the deaths and hospitalizations together, the investigation did find “deficiencies” that must be addressed with a plan of action before the center can re-open, according to the report on The report says that “deficiencies” were found at the dialysis center last year, as well.”

The new website,, will focus on more than just GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuits,” said Evans. “We plan to look at other potential cases for people who have been harmed by dialysis mistakes, defective dialysis equipment, or dialysis drugs such as GranuFlo or NaturaLyte.”

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Staples used in thoracic surgery recalled after injuries and 3 deaths

Covidien, the maker of staples used in thoracic surgery has recalled two product lines after receiving reports of 13 serious post-operative injuries and three deaths.

Covidien issued a statement saying that its Duet TRS staples have “the potential to injure adjacent anatomical structures within the thorax” and could cause potentially fatal harm to a patient.

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