Leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler

Leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler

If you have suffered from peritonitis after using a leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler home dialysis machine, a nationally respected attorney from the firm of Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, L.L.C. is ready to help you pursue substantial financial compensation for your damages. At this time, the FDA has issued three recalls regarding a potential leak in this device, which may lead to contamination and subsequent peritonitis. In dangerous medical device lawsuits, victims of a leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional damages.

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FDA Recalls: Leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler

The Fresenius Liberty Cycler home dialysis machine has been the subject of four FDA recalls to date, and three of these recalls were issued to address potential leaks in the device.

The first recall of a leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler was issued in February 2013.  According to the FDA, the issue was “a small risk of a leak in Cycler Sets and if the Cycler Set is punctured, the dialysate may become contaminated potentially resulting in peritonitis.”

In July 2013, the FDA issued a second recall for the leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler. This recall regarded the cassette in the device where the tubes that transfer dialysis fluids meet, and which “may leak during set up or during peritoneal dialysis treatment.”

On November 5, 2013, a third FDA recall was issued for the Fresenius Liberty Cycler. According to the FDA, this recall was necessary because “fluid leaking may be observed inside the pump compartment of the Liberty Cycler and may result in dialysate becoming contaminated, potentially causing peritonitis.”

As the FDA notes in all three recall notices, leaking in a Fresenius Liberty Cycler may cause dialysate fluids to become contaminated and may lead to the onset of peritonitis. Peritonitis is a serious infection of the lining of the abdominal organs, known as the peritoneum. Peritonitis is especially dangerous for patients already suffering from compromised health, including diabetes patients, and can prove fatal despite the use of antibiotics and possible surgery.

Contact a Liberty Cycler Attorney

According to the medical product liability lawyers at Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, L.L.C., individuals who suffered peritonitis or lost a loved one due to peritonitis caused by a leaking Fresenius Liberty Cycler home dialysis machine could be entitled to substantial financial compensation. For more information on Fresenius Liberty Cycler lawsuits, please contact us for a free legal consultation.