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The Paynter Law Firm PLLC Announces $383.5 Million Jury Wrongful Death Verdict

On June 27, 2018, a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado returned a verdict in favor of plaintiffs in three consolidated wrongful death cases against DaVita, Inc. (“DaVita”) in the amount of $8.5 million in compensatory damages and $375 million in punitive damages for the three plaintiffs. Plaintiffs in the case were represented by Robert B. Carey, Molly A. Booker, and E. Tory Beardsley of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Stuart M. Paynter, Jennifer L. Murray, Celeste H.G. Boyd, and Sara C. Willingham of the Paynter Law Firm PLLC. 

DaVita Verdict Sheet Paynter Law

Defendant DaVita is one of the largest operators of dialysis centers in the United States, with a network of over 2,000 outpatient dialysis centers throughout 44 states and the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs were family members of individuals who died after being treated at DaVita clinics. They alleged that DaVita administered an acid concentrate, GranuFlo, without informing the patients or their doctors that GranuFlo could affect their acid–base balance and trigger cardiac arrest. The case went to trial in June 2018 after almost three years of litigation, and plaintiffs prevailed.

"We will continue to fight for patients who have received GranuFlo treatments and subsequently lost their lives."

Did your loved one lose their life after receiving GranuFlo treatments? If so, please do not wait any longer. Contact us today to discuss your rights and options. The consultation is free, and we want to help you get the answers and compensation your family deserves. 

In the News

"Paynter Law Firm Announces $383.5 Million Jury Verdict", PR Newswire, 7/3/18

"Colorado Federal Jury Awards $380M in Damages Over Dialysis Treatment", National Law Journal, 6/28/18

"...$383.5 Million Jury Verdict Against Dialysis Provider, DaVita...", Business Wire, 6/27/18

"$385.5 Million Verdict Against DaVita Hinged On Testimony Over Risks of...", The Denver Post, 6/30/18

"DaVita Dialysis Giant Hit with $383M Verdict in Death Lawsuits", Drug Watch, 6/29/18

"DaVita Lost Because of its Conduct", The Denver Post, 7/11/18