Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Recall Lawsuit
Medical device maker Medtronic issued a recall for its MiniMed Insulin pumps because of the threat of insulin dosing malfunctions which may be result in serious harm or be life-threatening. Inserra | Kelley | Sewell Injury Attorneys is talking to people considering filing Medtronic Insulin Pump lawsuits due to injuries from these devices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced device maker Medtronic issued a Class I recall of their Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps over a potential for incorrect insulin dosing. The recall may affect as many as 322,005 insulin pumps in the U.S.
Affected insulin pumps may have a missing or broken retainer ring. This ring helps the insulin cartridge lock in place. If the cartridge is not locked properly, the pump may over or under deliver insulin, resulting serious medical conditions like hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Either condition may be serious or life-threatening. The pumps have been involved in 26,421 complaints involving 2,175 injuries and one death. If you have been injured by the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, you may want to consider talking to ISK Attorneys about a MiniMed Insulin Pump lawsuit seeking compensation.
On November 21, 2019, the FDA issued a safety alert notifying the medical community and public about a Class 1 recall issued by medical device maker Medtronic. A Class I recall indicates a high potential for serious injury or death. The recall affects an estimated 322,005 MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps in the U.S. including:
- Model 630G (MMT-1715) manufactured before October 2019
- Model 670G (MMT-1780) manufactured before August 2019
The MiniMed model 630G pumps were approved for use in persons 16 years of age or older and 670G pumps were approved for use in patients over the age of 7, indicating that Type 1 diabetics who are children, adult or elderly and who are using MiniMed 600 series pumps may be at risk.
FDA MiniMed Recall Instructions
Users of the affected pumps are advised to:
- Examine the retainer ring of their pump
- Stop using the pump if it appeared to be damaged, loose or missing.
- Stop using the pump if the reservoir cartridge does not lock into place
- If pump use is discontinued, follow doctor’s instructions for manual insulin dosing
- If pump is dropped, check pump and retainer ring for damage
- Check pump retainer ring and ensure cartridge is properly locked at every set change
- Symptoms of hypo or hyperglycemia should be reported to a healthcare professional right away.
- Signs of hypoglycemia may cause dizziness, confusion, weakness, irregular heart rhythm, seizures, loss of consciousness, death
Signs of hyperglycemia may include extreme thirst and fatigue, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, weakness, loss of consciousness, coma and death
Filing a MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawsuit
Even though Medtronic’s technology continues to advance, serious risks may pose threat of severe or permanent injury, or even death, to users.
If you were injured by a malfunctioning Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, you may be considering a lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries. Talk to the experts at Inserra | Kelley | Sewell Injury Attorneys about your situation because you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
If you or your loved ones have been injured by a malfunctioning MiniMed 670G or 630G Insulin Pump, seek legal advice. Call ISK Attorneys today.
Despite these claims, the medical device remains approved by the U.S. FDA.
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