Fresenius Liberty Cycler Peritonitis Infection

Fresenius Liberty Cycler Peritonitis Infection

Fresenius Liberty Cycler peritonitis infection lawsuits are currently being investigated by the attorneys at Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, L.L.C. on behalf of individuals who have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to use of this potentially dangerous medical device. A home dialysis machine, the Fresenius Liberty Cycler has been the subject of four FDA recalls to date. Though each recall addresses a different alleged defect in the device, all of these defects have the potential to cause peritonitis infection, which may prove fatal. If you have suffered because of peritonitis caused by a defective Fresenius Liberty Cycler, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.

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Fresenius Liberty Cycler Recalls

To date, the FDA has issued four recalls for the Fresenius Liberty Cycler home dialysis machine, which is relied upon by patients with diabetes to help remove toxins from their blood. The most recent recall was issued on November 5, 2013 to address a possible leak which could contaminate dialysis fluids and may cause peritonitis. Two previous recalls dealt with similar leaks, while a recall issued in March 2012 regarded a possible software issue which may also lead to the onset of peritonitis.

What is Peritonitis?

Peritonitis is a bacterial infection that preys upon the peritoneum, which is the delicate lining of the inner wall of the abdomen and abdominal organs. Even with early medical intervention, which may include the use of antibiotics or even surgery, peritonitis may spread beyond the abdomen to cause a blood infection or even sepsis, and may prove fatal. Patients who already are in compromised health, such as patients with diabetes, are at greater risk for serious complications of peritonitis.

If you or someone you love uses a Fresenius Liberty Cycler for home dialysis, it is important to be aware of potential symptoms of peritonitis, which may include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the abdomen
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decreased urine output
  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to pass bowel movements or gas

Contact an Attorney for more information on Fresenius Liberty Cycler Lawsuits

At the firm of Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, LLC., our medical product liability lawyers have earned national respect as a result of our impressive record of favorable verdicts and settlements and for our tireless defense of our clients’ rights. If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of a Fresenius Liberty Cycler peritonitis infection, we are ready to stand by you and support you in the pursuit of just compensation for your damages. To schedule a free Liberty Cycler peritonitis lawsuit consultation, please contact us today.