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.
BD Alaris System Pumps transmit fluid, medications, and blood to patients on a scheduled basis to maintain their health. A pump that does not reliably deliver medications and fluids can create serious health risks for patients.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced several recalls of BD’s infusion pump system due to defective operation in the past few years. One million devices sold in the United States were recalled in 2020 in four separate recalls. Individual lawsuits have been filed 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.
Disruptions in the delivery of vital medication and fluids can cause adverse health effects on the user of the device. Injuries and death have resulted from defects in the pump’s method and rate of delivery.
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:
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The first devices were recalled 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. 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 have been approximately two dozen Class I recalls since 2006 according to the FDA recall database. A Class I recall is issued when there is a “reasonable probability” that the product “will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” The models in the BD Alaris line that have been recalled include:
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.