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Baxter Dialysis Filter Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Injury, Deaths, Fatalities | Chemical Solution Not Removed, Defective Filter

Baxter Dialysis Filter Side Effects May Link To Fatality Lawsuits

Baxter Dialysis Filter | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Injury, Deaths, Fatalities | Chemical Solution Not Removed, Defective Filter

On November 5, 2001 Baxter International Inc. said that its recalled dialysis filters appear to have played a role in recent patient deaths being investigated in several countries. As a result Baxter said it has idled two production plants and decided to discontinue the products in question. Expecting numerous lawsuits from patients' families, Baxter has set aside $100 million to $150 million for litigation and related expenses.

Baxter, recalled the filters in mid-October, said they believe that a chemical used in routine testing at its manufacturing plant in Ronneby, Sweden, may have played a role in many of the deaths. Previously Baxter International, based in Deerfield, Illinois, said it found nothing to indicate its products were at fault in the dialysis patients' deaths. The fluid, a chemical solution known as 5070, is used to test for leaks and somehow was not fully removed from all filters before being packaged and shipped and evidently entered patients' bloodstreams, officials indicated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other health authorities are investigating 51 deaths from this summer and fall, including 23 in Croatia last month, 15 in Spain, seven in Taiwan, two in Colombia and two each in Texas and Nebraska. All were using Baxter dialysis filters, or dialyzers, which help remove waste from the blood of patients with failed kidneys.

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Baxter Heparin Vials Recalled Following Reports of 'Allergy-Type' Reactions

Jan 21, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Heparin Sodium Injection Vials manufactured by Baxter HealthCare have been recalled because of a marked increase in adverse reactions related to the Heparin.  Baxter has received 100 reports of allergy-type reactions linked to the Heparin, and one death at a Florida hospital could be linked to the Baxter Heparin recall.  According to the Baxter Heparin recall notice, a variety of reactions have been reported in relation to the recalled Heparin, including abdominal pain, abdominal pain...

Baxter Settles Dialysis Cases

Aug 25, 2002 |
Baxter International has settled the majority of cases that involved deaths last year related to its kidney dialysis filters, following a settlement with families in Croatia. The US medical products maker said it had reached a settlement with most of the 21 patients' families, with the remainder to be settled in the coming days. That settlement means the Chicago based company has settled its significant cases in Croatia, Spain and the US - the locations of most of the estimated 55 deaths from...

Baxter settles with 10 families in Spain deaths

Nov 29, 2001 | Chicago Sun TImes
Baxter International Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to pay about $289,000 to each of the families of 10 patients in Spain who died following kidney dialysis treatments using Baxter products.The announcement came three weeks after Baxter said a processing fluid used in routine testing of blood filter products made at its manufacturing plant in Ronneby, Sweden, likely played a role in some kidney dialysis patient deaths in the United States and in several other countries. The chemical, used...

3-Baxter settles with families of dialysis patients

Nov 28, 2001 | Reuter
U.S. health care products manufacturer Baxter International Inc. (nyse: BAX - news - people) on Wednesday said it agreed to pay a total of $2.89 million to the families of 10 Spanish patients who died after kidney dialysis treatment using Baxter products that have been blamed for the deaths of more than 50 people worldwide.The announcement came three weeks after the company said it had identified a probable link between its Althane blood filters, or dialyzers, and certain patient deaths.Each of...

Dialysis product may be behind patient deaths

Nov 5, 2001 | CNN
An international medical company said Monday its equipment may have played a role in the deaths of dozens of kidney dialysis patients in the United States and abroad. Tests completed over the weekend point to a processing fluid used at a facility in Sweden during the manufacture of the disposable filters used during dialysis, Baxter International Inc. said in a written statement. Further tests are being conducted on the filters, called dialyzers, the company said. Health authorities have been...

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