What is Granuflo Lawsuit?
Patients with renal failure do not have kidneys which perform their natural functions. Specifically, their kidneys may be incapable of removing excess fluids, toxins, and wastes from their body. Their kidneys also fail to produce the chemical bicarbonate which helps maintain the body’s pH by neutralizing the acidity in the body. Granuflo is an additive used with the dialysis process to personalize the serum bicarbonate concentration levels. Unfortunately, when doctors use dialysate concentrates containing acetic acid and acetate (such as Granuflo) as an additive with dialysis, some patients experience an increase in their levels of high serum bicarbonate. The increase in serum bicarbonate can cause metabolic alkalosis, leading to a variety of severe health conditions including death, heart attack, low blood pressure, low potassium in the blood, low levels of oxygen, cardiac arrhythmia, and excessive carbon dioxide in the blood.