GranuFlo Wrongful Death
Patients with kidney disease or kidney failure know how serious their conditions are. They know that death is a real possibility, even when they’re getting dialysis and other treatments on schedule. This knowledge makes every remaining moment of life seem even more precious than it did before kidney problems appeared.
When you get treatment for kidney disease or your loved one receives treatment, you want the best possible care – not just from the dialysis staff, but from properly-operating equipment and medications that don’t pose an unnecessary risk of harm. Unfortunately, the use of the name-brand dialysate GranuFlo has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and other conditions, some of which have claimed lives. If you’ve lost a loved one and you suspect GranuFlo use was to blame, don’t hesitate to contact the Jacksonville pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Farah & Farah.
Do I Have a Jacksonville GranuFlo Wrongful Death Case?
In Florida, the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate may bring a claim for wrongful death to court if it is believed that the negligence of another person or company caused the deceased person’s death. In cases related to GranuFlo injuries, this means that if a dialysis patient dies as a result of GranuFlo use in his or her dialysis, the patient’s personal representative may file suit against the makers of GranuFlo, the dialysis center, or other parties to seek compensation for the untimely death.
For some patients, injury from GranuFlo causes lingering problems, which might result in death months, or even years, after the initial injury occurs. In these cases, the estate may still bring a wrongful death claim as long as it falls within Florida’s two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. A Jacksonville GranuFlo wrongful death attorney can help you determine how the statute of limitations applies in a loved one’s case.
Wrongful Death Damages
Damages for wrongful death in Florida are similar in some ways to damages for personal injury, but different in other ways. For instance, “economic” damages like compensation for medical bills; lost wages and benefits; and other financial costs related to the death are typically covered by wrongful death damages. “Non-economic” damages like pain and suffering may also be available.
Some types of damages are particularly important during a wrongful death claim. For instance, family members may be able to recover damages for the loss of the companionship, protection, instruction, and guidance of the lost loved one. These are a type of “non-economic” damages. Damages for the mental pain and suffering of family members may also be available. Also, economic damages for funeral and burial costs are typically available in a wrongful death claim, although they are not usually sought in a personal injury case.
Seeking Help from a Jacksonville GranuFlo Wrongful Death Attorney after a Loss
At Farah & Farah, we understand that the loss of a loved one is a terrible blow. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing outstanding representation for every client we represent in a wrongful death claim. If you’ve lost a loved one to a heart attack, stroke, or other condition caused by GranuFlo use during dialysis, please don’t hesitate to contact our Jacksonville injury lawyers. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.