Have you or a loved one been seriously injured or died due to a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump malfunction? Please contact us today for a free consultation.
FDA RECALL: The FDA has just recalled the MiniMed Insulin Pump due to incorrect Insulin Dosing
The FDA has issued a Class I recall for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump:
- Model 630 G (MMT-1715): Distributed/Sold from September 2016-October 2019
- Model 670 G (MMT 1780): Distributed/Sold from June 2017-August 2019
The recall was issued because these types of insulin pumps are over-dosing or under-dosing insulin. The retainer ring, which holds the insulin cartridge in place, is malfunctioning, coming lose, missing, or damaged. This allows the insulin cartridge to shift inside of the pump leading to over or under delivery of insulin.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia (caused by under dosing) and hyperglycemia (caused by over dosing) include:
- Loss of consciousness
There is currently one known/reported death as well as 2,175 injuries and 26,421 total complaints about the insulin pumps.
What should I do if I have this kind of pump?
The FDA suggests that if you have this type of insulin pump you should examine the retainer ring and, if the reservoir does not properly lock into the pump or if the retainer ring is loose, damaged, or missing, you should stop using the pump and contact Medtronic for a replacement pump. There is no danger to continue using the pump if the retainer ring is undamaged and properly locks into place.
The FDA also suggests that you check the retainer ring any time the pump is dropped, bumped, or otherwise could have sustained damage.
Hiring an attorney for a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump:
Our attorneys are currently evaluating and investigating claims on behalf of patients who have suffered serious side effects as a result of using the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump. If you have been diagnosed with any of the serious conditions listed above after using a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, please contact us immediately.
In many cases, filing a lawsuit is the only way to recover money that is lost from hospital stays, lost wages, and, for some funeral costs.
Van Wey, Presby & Williams can help no matter where you live:
To discuss the specifics of your potential Medtronic lawsuit in a free and confidential consultation, contact us today. You may also call us at 1(800)-489-5082.
During your free case evaluation we will determine if you may be entitled to receive compensation from this irresponsible medical manufacturer who places profit over public safety.