Produced by Medtronic, Inc., the Minimed insulin pump is a medical device used to treat diabetes by delivering precise amounts of insulin to patients. While using an insulin pump eliminates the need for patients to inject themselves with insulin, it also alleviates the need to stick to a rigid schedule of meals and exercise because fast-acting insulin pumps improve the ability to control blood sugar levels.
Insulin pumps are comprised of a resevoir that holds insulin, the pump devices (including the controls and batteries), and the disposable infusion set (including the small tube, or cannula, inserted beneath the skin in order to deliver insulin to patients.
Insulin Pump Recall
In July 2009, Medtronic, Inc. issued a national recall of MiniMed Paradigm Quick-set insulin pumps that begin with the lot number “8” (and with the reference numbers MMT-396, MMT-397, MMT-398, and MMT-399).
Defects in these recalled insulin pumps were causing the devices to deliver too much or too little insulin to patients, which, in the worst cases, was reported to cause some life-threatening health complications. Another reported defect in these recalled insulin pumps lay in the cannula’s connection to the pump device.
This recall effected about 60,000 insulin pumps that were in circulation at the time. Diabetics in possession of recalled insulin pumps should see their doctor immediately to get on an alternate method of treatment.
Patients injured as a result of using defective insulin pumps will have a compelling legal case against Medtronic, and Paradigm lawsuits are aimed at helping injured parties secure settlements for their medical bills, permanent disabilities, diminished quality of life, pain, and suffering.
Insulin Pump Attorneys
Injured parties are welcome to meet with insulin pump lawyers during a complimentary initial consult to learn more about their legal rights, receive a thorough, professional evaluation of their case, and have the opportunity to get their case started at no upfront cost to them. Insulin pump attorneys work on contingency, motivating them to work tirelessly to build each victim the strongest possible case so they can secure the maximum possible settlement for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one have used a Diabetes Insulin Pump and suffered from any side effect including diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, or hypoglycemia you should contact our defective product lawyers immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.