As of November 18, 2013, 393 Fresenius dialysis lawsuits have been filed in courts across the United States. In these lawsuits, plaintiffs allege that their hemodialysis treatment with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte led to a sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack or death.
Due to the large number of Fresenius dialysis lawsuits, which make similar claims, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has ordered that all lawsuits be centralized in the District of Massachusetts before US District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock.
Granuflo lawsuits and Fresenius dialysis center lawsuits were filed after a Naturalyte GranuFlo recall. The lawsuits allege that Fresnius knew of the serious health risks associated with its product, but withheld information from physicians who were therefore unknowingly putting their patients at risk for life-threatening adverse events.