Fresenius isn’t just receiving a lot of heat from the current multidistrict litigation suit against them from thousands of plaintiffs that were harmed by Granuflo. States are also filing their own lawsuits against the company. Louisiana has filed suit against Fresenius Medical Care North America as well as its clinics operating in the state.
Louisiana claims that Fresenius knew about the dangers of Granuflo and NaturaLyte but chose to ignore the risks. Additionally, they claim that the company knew that special instructions would have reduced the risk of elevated bicarbonate levels. As a result, Fresenius defrauded the state’s Medicaid program and harmed Louisiana residents.
The state is seeking $5000 per violation for payments made to Louisiana’s Medicaid program, and also asks that Fresenius pay back profits made from the sale of Granuflo. Whether or not the state will be able to get those damages depends on the results of the currently MDL suit. Right now, that suit is undergoing a settlement agreement, but several bellwether cases are already about to enter trial toward the end of this year.
If you believe you’ve been harmed by Granuflow or NaturaLyte, or you have a loved one that has, you must act immediately so you can join current litigation. The law office of John Foy & Associates is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for more information.