If you or a loved one has been injured or a person has died due to the administration of the dialysis aid, NaturaLyte, an injured or grieving person must take prompt action to protect their right to a potentially substantial cash award. You may qualify for compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost employment wages and more. Time is of the essence when it comes to learning if you are eligible for a cash payment, which is why you need to speak with our professionally leading and board certified, NaturaLyte drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Act now and take advantage of our nationally recognized law firm’s free eligibility consultation that could significantly brighten your financial future by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
NaturaLyte is the trade name of a chemical compound manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, the single largest, worldwide provider of dialysis treatments and related products. Patients who have suffered serious kidney disease or failure must rely on dialysis treatments (typically three times weekly) to filter their blood of excess sodium, a variety of toxins and other harmful impurities. To facilitate the treatments, products such as NaturaLyte introduce sodium acetate into the bloodstream where it converts to bicarbonate, thus achieving a desired lowering of acid in the blood.
Unfortunately, too much bicarbonate in the blood may cause metabolic alkalosis, a condition that can lead to low blood pressure, hypokalemia (low potassium levels), hypoxemia (depleted oxygen levels), and other blood disorders. Excessive bicarbonate levels are also closely linked to the most commonly feared and life-threatening NaturaLyte side effects, cardiac arrhythmia and oftentimes fatal cardiopulmonary arrest (heart attack).
Today, lawsuits across the country allege that Fresenius had been well aware of the fact that NaturaLyte contains higher levels of acetate than other dialysis aids, which could lead to excessive bicarbonate levels and numerous associated risks including death. It is charged that Fresenius acted in a willfully negligent manner by failing to warn patients of NaturaLyte’s dangers, as well as actively and fraudulently misrepresenting the chemical compound’s safety.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a death has occurred due to the use of NaturaLyte, you must act quickly and speak to our professionally leading, Texas personal injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Learn about your possible eligibility for a cash award at a no-cost or obligation consultation that could change your financial life forever simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With our expert and aggressive, NaturaLyte drug injury lawyer at your side, you’ll win the outstanding results you deserve!