If you or someone you know have been injured, or died, during dialysis treatment, there’s a good chance it was caused by GranuFlo. What exactly is GranuFlo and what are the statutes of limitations? I answer those questions in this video.
Hello, this is Darrell Castle. I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and today, on this video, I want to talk to you about GranuFlo, which is a product added to the dialysis process, a process where blood is cleansed through dialysis when you have kidney disease, kidney failure, something like that.
A company called Fresenius, one of the largest dialysis machine manufacturers in the country, used this product called GranuFlo for many years.
They were warned by the FDA that it was dangerous and was causing injury and they finally took it off the market in March of 2012, but in the meantime, many many people suffered cardiac events – heart attacks, strokes, things of that nature. Most of them actually in the dialysis clinic – many of people died actually in the chair.
If you or a loved one, or someone you know has been a victim of this GranuFlo product, you might want to get in touch with an attorney right away because the statute of limitations, that’s the statute that exists in each state in the country that bars litigation after a certain day. It’s purpose is to cut off cases so that they don’t go on forever.
It’s about to expire in Tennessee. Tennessee has a very short statute – the shortest in the country. Many other states have longer statutes – Missouri does, Arkansas does, Mississippi does.
Even in Tennessee – there might still be some cases out there.
So, if you know someone who in the process of dialysis had a stroke or a heart attack within 72 hours of having dialysis, you need to get in touch with an experienced attorney that you trust right away, because the statute of limitations is about to expire on these cases, so time is of the essence.
The other thing I would tell you is that these cases are starting to come to trial – the early ones. In January of 2014, the cases are coming to trial in the early cases.
Now this is in multi-district litigation, not class-action, there’s a big difference. So, get in touch with someone right away if you feel like you have one of those cases.