Attention Dialysis Patients: FDA issues class II recall for certain Fresenius Liberty peritoneal dialysis systems
What’s the problem?
December 2, 2010 – This week, the FDA announced a Class II recall for certain lot numbers of Fresenius Medical Care’s Liberty Automated Peritoneal Dialysis System Cycler Sets because cycle set cassettes may leak due to holes or scratches in the film, contaminating dialysate and potentially resulting in peritonitis.
What is Peritonitis?
Peritonitis is an infection of the peritoneum, a membrane which lines the body cavity and the organs it encloses. This condition can kill a patient or cause severe organ damage if not treated in a timely manner. Peritonitis usually requires surgery and a host of medications to address the infection and inflammation. Sadly, elderly patients and patients with health problems have a lower survival rate than the general public.
Need More Information?
If you feel you may have been affected by this nationwide recall, please visit the FDA website to view the official FDA enforcement report. On this page you will find specific product information along with codes, lot numbers, and expiration dates.
Injured by defective dialysis products? You may have a claim.
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