Medtronic Insulin Pump Lawsuit: Recall of Quick-Set Infusions Sets for MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Pumps
Following the recall of Medtronic infusion pump Quick-set infusion sets issued Friday, the product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing the potential for lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered severe or fatal injuries as a result of the pumps delivering to much or too little insulin.
>>FDA LINK (7/13/2009): Medtronic Paradigm Quick-Set Infusion Set Recall
Late in the day Friday, Medtronic announced that approximately 60,000 Quick-set infusion sets used with the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps could be defective and not work properly. Therefore, they recalled an estimated 3 million of the infusion sets with reference numbers MMT-396, MMT-397, MMT-398 and MMT-399 with lot numbers starting with an “8”.
The thin plastic tubes are used with the MiniMed Paradigm Medtronic insulin pump to deliver insulin to diabetes patients. The infusion set is typically replaced every three days. However, thousands of patients may have been sold infusion sets that may not allow the insulin pump to vent air pressure properly, potentially resulting in the device delivering too much or too little insulin.
Over or under delivery of insulin from an insulin pump could have serious and catastrophic consequences for diabetes patients.
MEDTRONIC INSULIN PUMP LAWYERS
Individuals have been told to stop using “Lot 8” Quick-set infusion sets and Medtronic is offering to exchange all affected products at no charge. However, for individuals who have been hospitalized or suffered severe injuries as a result of incorrect delivery of insulin from their pump, the recalled units should be saved until after it is determined whether financial compensation may be available through a Medtronic insulin pump lawsuit.
If you, a friend or family member experienced Medtronic insulin pump problems after using any of the recalled Quick-set infusion sets, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.