Insulin pump lawsuits are products liability cases in which diabetic patients who have been injured by defective insulin pumps produced by the Animas Corporation or Medtronic, Inc. seek compensation for their injuries. Although insulin pumps should deliver precise doses of insulin, defects with these devices cause them to administer too little or too much insulin, resulting in severe health complications. Reports of these defects eventually led to:
- Animas issuing a nationwide recall of its insulin pumps in November 2008 due to defects in the devices’ battery caps that were causing the device to reset and, consequently, administer inappropriate, dangerous amounts of insulin to patients.
- Medtronic announcing a national recall of its MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps in July 2009 as a result of defects in the small tube (cannula) that connects to the device and transports insulin to the patient. Bends in the tube, along with its propensity to disconnect from the pump, would interrupt the flow of insulin to the patient, resulting in the delivery of too much or too little insulin.
Using such defective insulin pumps can cause patients to develop diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, or hypoglycemia, which can all be life-threatening if left untreated.
How to Initiate a Diabetes Insulin Pump Lawsuit
Diabetics injured after using an insulin pump are encouraged to meet with an experienced defective device lawyer once their health is no longer in danger. You will learn more about their legal rights, receive a professional evaluation of the case, and get expert advice regarding the most appropriate manner in which to proceed. To encourage injured insulin pump patients to follow through with an Animas insulin pump recall lawsuit, seasoned defective device attorneys offer initial consultations for free. They will not charge for their legal services until or unless a settlement is awarded to their client.
Although most insulin pump lawsuits are settled before they ever go to trial, skilled lawyers will aggressively represent injured diabetics in any necessary legal proceeding, and they will work tirelessly to help get their clients through the legal process as efficiently and successfully as possible.
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 us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.