Hope Schultz is seeking damages for wrongful death, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and other charges, after her husband died due to faulty dialysis products from Fresenius USA. “Schultz claims that her 50-year-old husband, Michael Schultz, died the day he received his last dialysis treatment, Dec. 17, 2010.
“After receiving defendants’ defective product, he became ill during and after treatment, and went home. He suffered at home in pain and tremendous weakness until he died later that same day,” the complaint states.” Fresenius, based in Waltham, Mass., has been sued dozens of times this year by people or survivors who claim their loved ones were killed or injured by its GranuFlo or NaturalLyte products. “By at least January 2010, defendants had analyzed data and found that 941 patients from 667 facilities had cardiopulmonary arrests, a figure that was over six times higher than of competing products. Defendants knew that the high bicarbonate levels related to their product was an independent risk factor in these deaths,” the complaint states. Schultz claims that her husband’s “injury and death, like those striking thousands of similarly situated across the country, were avoidable tragedies.