BD Alaris System Pump Lawsuit Lawyer

Hospitals commonly use infusion therapy to administer medications or other needed fluids intravenously to patients. By inserting a needle into a patient’s vein, the fluids enter directly into the bloodstream and as a result, the body absorbs these fluids much quicker. Patients can experience faster relief and a speedier recovery with IV therapy. The BD Alaris Pump can administer blood, medications, and fluids to patients of various age ranges. However, malfunctions in the Alaris System have led to disruptions that jeopardized the health of countless individuals. Contact us today to speak to one of our attorneys about how a BD Alaris System Pump lawsuit can help you.

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered injury or death from infusions through the BD Alaris System pump. Lawsuits against the manufacturer, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) allege that faulty pumps fail to deliver critical medications and may lead to serious injury and death.

The BD Alaris System Pump

American medical device company, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) received FDA approval for its Alaris System Pump in the 1990s. This pump can control the transmission of fluids, vital medications, and blood to patients on a scheduled basis to maintain their health. Clinicians can customize the pump with up to four modules to allow four separate infusions with a single model. Adult, pediatric, or neonatal patients can all receive fluids through the BD Alaris System Pump.

BD Alaris System Pump Recalls

In just the last few years, BD Alaris System Pumps have been recalled multiple times. For example, BD issued four recalls for its Alaris System Pumps in 2020. The four separate recalls affected roughly one million devices sold in the United States. The company recalled the first devices for software and system errors, delays in programming, alarm failures, and other errors. These defects could cause deferred or sporadic infusion, slow infusion, or rapid infusion. In early 2020, BD Alaris issued a far-ranging Class I recall covering 774,00 pumps due to software errors. Following this sweeping recall, in 2021, the FDA reported Care Fusion 303 Inc.’s recall for the Model 1800 due to malfunctioning keypads, which could hinder required infusion schedules.

There has been approximately two dozen Class I recalls since 2006 according to the FDA recall database. The FDA categorizes recalls as Class I when the device presents a “reasonable probability” that the product “will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” BD Alaris models recalled include:

  • Alaris PC Unit Model 8015 Front Case with Keypad Replacement Kits;
  • Alaris Pump Module Model 8100 Front Case with Keypad Replacement Kits;
  • BD Alaris Syringe Module Model 8110; and
  • BD Alaris PCA Module Model 8120.

BD Alaris System Pump Injuries

Disruptions in the delivery of vital medication and fluids can cause adverse health effects in patients. A pump that does not reliably deliver medications and fluids can create serious health risks for patients. Injuries and death have resulted from defects in the pump’s method and rate of delivery. At the time of the 2020 recalls, BD knew of 55 reported injuries and one death.

What Do We Know About BD Alaris System Pump Lawsuits?

Individuals have filed lawsuits against BD for injuries, coma, and death associated with defective pump systems. In February 2020, investors filed a class action lawsuit against BD claiming that BD did not report software errors and alarm issues to its investors.

Liability Law and BD Alaris System Pump Cases

Patients may have a product liability claim against manufacturers of BD Alaris System Pumps for injuries caused by defective pumps. Multiple injuries and deaths have been attributed to mechanical and operational failures of different models of BD Alaris System pumps.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a BD Alaris System Pump Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by BD Alaris System Pump, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.