Medtronic Insulin Pumps Lawsuit

Have you or a Loved One Been Injured as a Result of Using a Medtronic Insulin Pump?

Medtronic Insulin Pumps Lawsuit

At Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys we have dedicated our lives to fighting back against insurance companies and those who have harmed others as a result of their negligence.

If you’ve been injured by or as a result of using a Medtronic Insulin Pump, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. Since it’s inception, our firm has won clients over $400 million in settlements and compensation.

Let us fight for you and your family. Consultations are always free and you only pay if/when we are able to achieve a verdict or settlement in your favor.

Medtronic Insulin Pump Injuries: overview

According to the CDC, diabetes affects more than 34.2 million Americans, or an estimated 1 out of every 10 people across the USA. Many of these individuals require the use of insulin to manage their condition and prevent further health complications.

Medical device manufacturers, such as Medtronic, develop products aimed at improving the health and well-being of patients, but sometimes things go awry.

In the case of Medtronic, it is alleged that Medtronic’s MiniMed Insulin Pumps failed to properly administer correct doses of medication, potentially impacting thousands of patients, putting them at risk for serious (and in some cases deadly) complications.

If you used a Medtronic Insulin Pump, you too may have been at risk. Contact our firm today to see if you are entitled to file a claim for damages.

Medtronic’s Recall of 322,000 MiniMed Insulin Pumps Spurs Lawsuits

Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 322,005

Official Reason for the Recall

Medtronic cites recall of the specified insulin pumps due to a faulty or missing retainer ring. This ring is designed to lock the insulin cartridge in place. When not locked in position, this can result in an over or under delivery of medication to patients, resulting in hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, loss of consciousness, seizures and death.

Thousands of reports documenting injuries caused by MiniMed Insulin Pumps, and one death, prompted Medtronic to recall the pump from the market. However, for many individuals, the damage was already done.

Models Included in the Recall

  • Model 630G (MMT-1715) – manufactured on or before 10/2019; and
  • Model 670G (MMT-1780) – manufactured on or before 08/2019

Models Recall Date

  • Date Initiated by Firm: November 21, 2019

Number of Devices Recalled

  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 322,005

Official Reason for the Recall

Medtronic cites recall of the specified insulin pumps due to a faulty or missing retainer ring. This ring is designed to lock the insulin cartridge in place. When not locked in position, this can result in an over or under delivery of medication to patients, resulting in hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, loss of consciousness, seizures and death.

The FDA’s Stance on the Recall

As a regulator of medical device manufacturers, this federal entity is responsible for the approval and oversight of medical devices ranging from artificial hearts and pacemakers, to stethoscopes and insulin pumps.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified the Medtronic recall as a “Class I” recall, the highest and most serious classification, indicating that use of the device may result in serious injury up to and including death.

According to the FDA, a Class I recall represents “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or even death.”

Medtronic Lawsuits Regarding the Recall

The current lawsuits filed against Medtronic cite claims and allegations that missing or broken retainer rings used in the device interfered with the device’s ability to administer proper insulin doses, resulting in injuries, diabetic comas, and in one case, death.

Those impacted by these pumps may qualify to sue in court for damages. As a firm steadfastly devoted to standing up for ‘the little guy’, we are no stranger to taking on ‘big pharma’ and ‘big insurance’.

To date, we’ve helped over 5,000 clients get the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact us today and find out if we can add you to that list.

Not Medtronic’s First Recall: a pattern of negligence?

The approval process for medical devices to be cleared for use by patients has been scrutinized as lackluster and lacking rigorous testing. This is transparent in the number of recalls we see yearly, impacting millions of patients.

Medtronic’s Most Recent Recalls

  • June 2009 – FDA Class 1 Recall on Paradigm Quickset Infusion Set
  • March 2013 – FDA Class 2 Recall on Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Pumps
  • June 2013 – FDA Class 1 Recall on Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets
  • July 2013 – FDA Class 1 Recall on Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Reservoirs
  • March 2014 – FDA Class 2 Recall on Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time and Paradigm REAL-Time Revel CGM System and MiniMed 530G System
  • September 2015 – FDA Class 2 Recall on MiniMed 620G Insulin Pump
  • June 2015 – FDA Class 2 Recall on Medtronic MiniMed
  • September 2017 – Voluntary Recall of Diabetes Infusion Sets
  • November 2019 – FDA Class 1 Recall on MiniMed Models 630G and 670G

Who Qualifies to File a Claim?

Anyone who has used a Medtronic Insulin Pump that has been recalled may qualify to file a claim. Similarly, anyone who has used these insulin pumps and has experienced side effects or injuries as a result, may be eligible.

Side Effects You May Have Experienced Include:

  • Increased hunger and weight gain
  • Hypoglycemic episodes (low blood sugar)
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Injury from a slip or fall due to loss of consciousness or feeling lightheaded
  • Brain injury
  • Coma
  • Shakiness
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Feeling weak
  • Confusion and mental fog
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Seizure
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Cardiac events (heart attack, etc.)
  • Death
  • And more…

If you or a loved one have used a Medtronic Insulin Pump affected by the recalls and have experienced negative side effects, injury or death, reach out to us today. Our talented personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

How a Personal Injury Attorney from Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys Can Help

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Let us fight for you and your family. If you have been injured by the use of a Medtronic Insulin Pump, you may qualify to seek compensation.