Medtronic MiniMed Lawyers Review Claims Nationwide

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are reviewing Medtronic MiniMed pump lawsuits for individuals who have experienced complications that resulted from the delivery of too much or too little insulin, which may have been caused by a broken or missing retainer ring.

In February 2020, the FDA issued a Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump recall that impacted more than 322,000 devices distributed throughout the United States, which may have been used between late 2016 and February 2020:

  • Medtronic MiniMed 630G Recall: Impacting 184,478 insulin pumps distributed September 2016 to October 2019, which were intended for individuals ages 16 and older;
  • Medtronic MiniMed 670G Recall: Impacting 297,397 insulin pumps distributed June 2017 to August 2019, which were intended for individuals ages 14 and older;

Thousands of individuals have experienced problems with the Medtronic insulin pumps, resulting in severe injuries, hospitalization and wrongful death. Contact our Medtronic MiniMed recall lawyers to review whether you or a loved one may have a claim.

All cases are handled on contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with hiring our law firm. Following a free consultation and case evaluation, our attorneys can help determine whether settlement benefits may be available, and there are no fees or expenses unless financial compensation is obtained.

Injured By a Recalled Medtronic MiniMed Pump?

Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Problems

Medtronic has introduced a number of different MiniMed insulin pumps since 2006, which are small drug pumps that inject insulin into the bodies of diabetic patients through a catheter implanted under the skin.

The drug pumps wirelessly read data from glucose monitors to track glucose levels and are supposed to deliver the correct amount of insulin. However, there has been a long history of problems with Medtronic insulin pumps, which have resulted in repeated recalls and FDA warnings.

Most of those Medtronic MiniMed pump problems have resulted in insulin dosing, which poses a risk of severe injury or death for diabetes patients who rely on the device.

In February 2020, the FDA announced a Medtronic MiniMed 600 series recall, after it was discovered that some of the insulin pumps have either a broken or missing retainer ring, which is supposed to lock the insulin cartridge in place.

Defective Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps may result in the delivery of more or less insulin than the programmed amount. In some cases the defective pumps have injected patients with its entire reservoir of insulin, sending them into diabetic comas and seizures due to low sugar.

According to federal regulators:

  • 322,005 Recalled Medtronic Insulin Pumps Were Distributed;
  • 26,421 Complaints Involving Medtronic MiniMed Pump Malfunctions Were Reported;
  • 2,175 Adverse Event Reports Received Involving Injuries with Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps;
  • At Least One (1) Confirmed Death Due To Hypoglycemia, as of February 2020;

Hypoglycemia: Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Overdose

Hypoglycemia is the most commonly reported dosing problem linked to Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps, which occurs when sugar levels in the body drop too low. This can happen when a diabetic receives an overdose of insulin and can be life threatening.

Common symptoms and complications include:

  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Shakiness
  • Hunger
  • Vision Problems
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Untreated episodes may result in hypoglycemia unawareness, where the body no longer produces signs or symptoms of the problems. This may further increase the risk of severe and life-threatening complications.

Hyperglycemia: Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Under Dosing

Hyperglycemia is a medical emergency caused by the exact opposite problems with Medtronic MiniMed pumps, where sugar levels are too high due to under dosing of insulin.

Symptoms and complications can include:

  • Excessive Thirst
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Death

Untreated hyperglycemia can result in heart disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, kidney failure, blindness and other severe complications. Emergency hyperglycemia may involve a diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis, which can result in a diabetic coma or wrongful death.

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Medtronic Insulin Pump Recalls

2006

Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump first introduced.

July 2009

The FDA announced a Medtronic Paradigm Quick-Set infusion set recall, warning that the disposable tubes have a defect that may release too much insulin into the patient.

October 2011

Medtronic begins investigating potential hacking risks linked to its Paradigm MiniMed infusion pumps.

March 2012

A McAfee researcher demonstrates how a Medtronic insulin pump can be hacked from as far as 300 feet away.

June 2013

The FDA announces a MiniMed Paradigm infusion set recall due to problems with fluid getting into the vents.

September 2014

Medtronic recalls more than half a million MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps due to insulin delivery errors which led to patients accidentally receiving the maximum dose of insulin.

September 2017

The FDA issues a Medtronic MiniMed Infusion Set Recall due to reports of hypoglycemia linked to problems with the vent membrane.

June 2019

The FDA issues another Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump recall for the MiniMed 508 pump and the MiniMed Paradigm series due to cybersecurity flaws which make them hackable.

November 2019

Another Medtronic MiniMed recall is announced, affecting 1,000 units because they are also susceptible to hacking.

February 2020

The FDA announces a MiniMed 600 Series Infusion Pump recall affecting 322,000 devices due to a broken or missing ring causing insulin cartridges not to be locked properly in place. The FDA reports Medtronic received more than 26,400 complaints, 2,175 injurie reports and a report of at least one death.

Allegations in Medtronic MiniMed Class Action Lawsuits

The insulin pump recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing Medtronic MiniMed class action lawsuits for individuals who received this defective and recalled product. Individual insulin overdose and under dosing injury lawsuits are also being pursued for individuals hospitalized due to Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia. According to allegations that will be presented, the manufacturer:

  • Failed to adequately research, design and sell a safe insulin pump;
  • Failed to investigate reports of Medtronic MiniMed problems after the pump was introduced;
  • Delayed issuing a Medtronic MiniMed Recall;
  • Placed profits before the safety of consumers;

REVIEW A MEDTRONIC MINIMED CASE

No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive a Medtronic MiniMed Pump Settlement

Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm, which is focused exclusively on representing individuals. We do not represent corporations or insurance companies.

Although Medtronic knew or should have known about the risk of severe and life-threatening problems with MiniMed Insulin Pumps, the defective and unreasonably dangerous design was distributed to consumers throughout the United States and may have resulted in thousands of severe injuries between September 2016 and February 2020.

Financial compensation may be available through a Medtronic MiniMed lawsuit for those who have suffered hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis or lost loved ones due to problems with these devices.

Request a free consultation and claim evaluation. All insulin pump recall cases are handled by our law firm on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained through a court verdict or Medtronic MiniMed settlement agreement.

Protect your family and find out whether you have a case.

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