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. 

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 in their pocket or on their belt 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. 

Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump 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. 

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 

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 lawsuit against Medtronic can help you recover compensation for: 

  • 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 over 26,000 malfunctioning device complaints. This negligence jeopardized the lives of countless diabetic patients who trusted Medtronic to provide safe and functional insulin pumps.  

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.