Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawyer

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels. People with Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes may require daily insulin injections. But, an insulin pump offers an enticing alternative to injections. Companies market insulin pumps as more accurate than injections because they are equipped with sensors to monitor blood sugar levels. This sensor technology allows for precise delivery of insulin and automatic adjustment. Yet, some models of Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump may administer incorrect amounts of insulin. Did you suffer harm due to a malfunctioning Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump? Reach out today to learn more about how a Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump lawyer can help you. 

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals harmed by the Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump. 

What is the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump? 

Medical device company Medtronic produces a line of Minimed Insulin Pumps designed to replace insulin injections. There are several models of Minimed Insulin Pumps to assist with diabetes management. Overall, users can carry the Minimed Insulin Pumps, roughly the size of a smartphone, in their pocket or on their belts as the device measures glucose levels in users every 5-minutes. These devices contain a supply of insulin that is delivered based on the body’s needs. MiniMed Insulin Pumps act as an “artificial pancreas” and discreetly administers insulin without manual injections. When Medtronic first introduced this insulin pump in 2016, it was the first of its kind to be able to track blood sugar levels and deliver insulin on an as-needed basis. 

Medtronic Issues Recall 

In October 2021, Medtronic recalled 463,464 MiniMed Insulin Pumps. This recall applied to lots of MiniMed 630G distributed between September 2016 and February 2020 and MiniMed 670G distributed between May 2015 and December 2020. Medtronic issued the recall after several adverse health reports caused by a faulty retainer ring. The retainer ring locks the insulin cartridge in place. However, these malfunctioning retainer rings did not secure the insulin correctly. This defect resulted in overdosing and underdosing patients with insulin. 

The FDA identified the MiniMed Insulin Pump as a Class I recall. This category is the FDA’s most serious type of recall. 

What Do We Know About Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawsuits?

Although there is currently no multidistrict litigation, individuals have filed lawsuits nationwide against Medtronic for injuries related to the defective insulin delivery device. Lawsuits allege that patients suffered life-threatening injuries due to the MiniMed Insulin Pumps’ faulty retainer rings. The inaccurate delivery of insulin to diabetic patients could cause them to have a seizure or enter a diabetic coma, which requires immediate medical treatment to avoid permanent brain or other vital organ damage and death. Without prompt medical intervention, patients could suffer life-long or even fatal consequences if the pump provides an incorrect dosage of insulin.

In September 2022, investors filed a fraud class action lawsuit against Medtronic. Investors who purchased Medtronic stock between June 2019 and May 2022 allege that the company falsely touted the new model in its MiniMed line, the 780G, as nearly complete and ready for launch despite issuing a warning letter to one of its insulin pump facilities. The plaintiffs claim that Medtronic concealed that its product quality control systems were inadequate and the company was not compliant in several areas including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Corrective and preventive action
  • Complaint handling
  • Device recalls
  • Adverse event reporting

Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Injuries 

The FDA received over 2,000 reports of injury and one death linked to the recalled Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps. Defective Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps may cause: 

  • Hypoglycemia – blood sugar too low 
  • Hyperglycemia – blood sugar too high 
  • Seizure 
  • Diabetic coma 
  • Brain damage
  • Death 

If you have a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump and experience symptoms such as fatigue, pale skin, tingling or numbness, confusion, difficulty breathing, vision changes, shaking, weakness, dizziness, or anything out of the ordinary, you should consult your doctor immediately. A faulty retainer ring on your device may not lock the reservoir in place and the pump could dispense unsafe levels of insulin. Contact The Lake Law Firm today to find out more about how Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump lawyer can assist you in your potential claim.

Do I Qualify for a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one developed injury after using a recalled Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, you may qualify for a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump lawsuit. A Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against Medtronic to recover compensation for the following: 

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

Medtronic distributed hundreds of thousands of defective MiniMed Insulin Pumps. The company overlooked a catastrophic issue with the retainer rings that led to thousands of malfunctioning device complaints. This negligence jeopardized the lives of countless diabetic patients who trusted Medtronic to provide safe and functional insulin pumps. The attorneys at The Lake Law Firm have extensive experience litigating against negligent companies that produce defective products that have harmed the public. Speak with one of our trusted attorneys today to determine if you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation through a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump lawsuit. 

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.