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Design problems with the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump have resulted in the recall for certain devices distributed in recent years, which have been linked reports of severe and life-threatening injuries after insulin overdoses or under delivery.
STATUS OF MEDTRONIC MINIMED LAWSUITS: Financial compensation may be available through a Medtronic MiniMed Pump Lawsuit for individuals who were hospitalized due to an insulin pump failure or device malfunction, which may result in:
- Diabetic Coma
- Wrongful Death
MANUFACTURER: Medtronic, Inc.
OVERVIEW: Medtronic’s MiniMed line of insulin pumps were first introduced in 2006 with the MiniMed Paradigm. Since then, there have been numerous versions, and many have been linked to a slew of problems.
The pumps are small, computerized devices that can be clipped to a belt or taped to the skin which use wireless transmissions to glucose monitors to measure the body’s glucose levels, then deliver insulin via a catheter tube, known as an infusion set, as needed. They are used to treat patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
However, design problems with the insulin pumps have resulted in a number of recalls due to severe and potentially life threatening injuries that may have resulted from an under dosing or overdose of insulin.
Under delivery of insulin results in glucose levels being too high, and an insulin overdose, which appears to be the most common problem, can lead to dangerously low glucose levels, known as hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia from a Medtronic MiniMed pump may include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision loss or blurred vision
- Loss of Consciousness
Major MiniMed recalls have been issued in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2017, and the most recent Medtronic MiniMed 600 series recall, which affected more than 300,000 devices nationwide, issued on February 12, 2020. This action was taken after more than 26,000 complaints of problems with the MiniMed pump were identified, including at least 2,175 injuries and one death.
MEDTRONIC MINIMED INSULIN PUMP RECALL LAWYERS: As a result of the manufacturers’ failure to properly design and test these critical drug delivery pumps, lawsuits may be filed to obtain financial compensation for individuals who suffered severe injuries due to overdosing or under-dosing of insulin.
If proper testing and design of these devices had been done, it is unlikely there would have been so many recalls or injuries. Contact a Medtronic MiniMed recall lawyer to review whether you or a loved one may have a case.