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| Levin Papantonio

We have posted many stories here about whistleblowers and how large corporations retaliate against them. Unfortunately for corporate defendants, this tactic can easily backfire. It may not necessarily cause a judge and jury to rule in a plaintiff’s favor, as in a Granuflo lawsuit, but it can indicate that the corporate defendant has something to hide.

Recently, several pharmaceutical and business websites have been posting stories of yet another legal action that should be of interest to those who have filed, or are planning to file, a Granuflo lawsuit. Early in January, a Mr. Robert Hiller filed suit against his former employer, Fresenius, on ground that he was wrongfully terminated because he was simply doing his job. That job, according to Chicago Healthcare Daily, was to monitor and put “…into effect the company’s manufacturing practices to ensure that they were safe and complied with federal and state laws.”

When he first raised concerns about certain practices that threatened product purity in 2010, his concerns were initially dismissed. He was then transferred to another facility, and eventually fired, informed that his position had been “eliminated.”

This most recent action against the company – coming at a very bad time, with all the plaintiffs lined up either currently pursuing, or planning to file a Granuflo lawsuit – is not the end of its woes. Recently, the FDA issued a recall for over 112,000 Fresenius dialysis machines because of a defect that causes saline bags to fill at the wrong time.

These stories may not affect your Granuflo lawsuit directly, but they suggest that Fresenius has been less than concerned with patient safety.

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