Death Suspected in Recalled Lots of NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate

Recall Fresenius

 

Fresenius Medical Care North America issued a recall for certain lots of NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate, 6.4 liters.  NaturaLyte is drug used in hemodialysis machines.  Laboratory test identified a Gram Negative bacteria (Halomonas).  The FDA issued recall notices on May 21 and May 28th of this year.  The FDA has received one report of death and two reports of injuries suspected to be related to the infected drug.  The FDA further stated that the affected product could cause serious adverse health consequences, including sepsis, bacteremia, and death.

You can find the FDA recall notices here:

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm399124.htm

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm398488.htm

Nathan T. Williams

TheWilliamsLitigationGroup.com

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