St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you been hurt by a dangerous medication – such as
Actos or GranuFlo? The St. Louis personal injury attorneys from our firm have
the skill and experience to help you get the financial compensation you
need and deserve. Collectively, our legal team has accumulated more than
100 years of legal experience. Additionally, one of our lawyers was named
as a Top personal Injury Attorney by Avvo. Other members of the firm have
achieved membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and The
Top Trial Lawyers in America®. If you need a top-notch legal representative
on your side, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help.
What is GranuFlo?
GranuFlo is a popular dry acid product use to treat acute kidney failure
in the dialysis industry. Your kidneys remove waste chemicals from the
blood stream. This process helps the body maintain a healthy PH Level.
Kidney failure may result in a pH imbalance and unnecessary acid in the
bloodstream. Dialysis treatments controls this chemical imbalance by allowing
it to neutralize some of the acidic buildup in the blood stream.
GranuFlo FDA Recall
Although GranuFlo can successfully treat kidney failure, it can result
in serious side-effects. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), GranuFlo and other acid concentrates may carry significant risk
factors. The FDA states that GranuFlo use may be associated with metabolic
alkalosis – a significant risk factor associated with low blood
pressure. Additionally, GranuFlo has been connected with hypokalemia,
hypoxemia, hypercapnia and cardiac arrhythmia. If ignored, cardiac arrhythmia
may result in sudden heart failure.
The term hypokalemia refers to low potassium levels in the blood stream.
Potassium allows the heart and other muscles in the body to function properly.
If ignored, the consumer may suffer serious hear-related side effects.
Additionally, patients may suffer from low oxygen levels in the blood
stream (hypoxemia) or extreme amounts carbon dioxide in the bloodstream
(hypercapnia). The term "cardiac arrhythmia" refers to an irregular
heartbeat. Without proper treatment, cardiac arrhythmia may result in death.
What can Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC do for you?
If you or a loved one has suffered because of GranuFlo, you may be able
to collect money through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. At Meyerkord
& Meyerkord, LLC, we believe that medical manufacturers are responsible
to produce safe and effective medical treatments. Products like GranuFlo
can be effective, but may lead to serious injury and death. Talk to a
St. Louis personal injury attorney from our firm to see what your case
may be worth. We have decades of legal experience helping people like
you collect the financial compensation they need for medical bills, hospitalization
and other expenses.
Contact us today!