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Am I Entitled to Compensation if I Have Used the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump?

In recent years, the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump has gained attention for its concerns regarding its safety and functionality as a diabetes management device.

The Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump is an automated insulin delivery device designed to help individuals with diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels. However, safety and performance concerns have recently been raised, leading some users who have been harmed to explore their legal options.

In 2020, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall on the 600 series MiniMed insulin pumps. This is the most severe recall the FDA can issue, meaning that the defective product could have caused significant adverse health consequences or fatality. Over 320,000 MiniMed insulin pumps have been recalled, with more people coming forward with allegations of product defects.

What Was Wrong with the Device?

The FDA recalled the device because of reported faulty or missing retainer rings in the insulin pump units. The purpose of the retainer ring is to lock the insulin cartridge in place. Patients risk receiving either too much or too little insulin if not appropriately locked. Excess insulin can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), resulting in:

  • Dizziness and fatigue.
  • Loss of balance or consciousness.
  • Disorientation.

However, insufficient insulin can also cause health problems. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can result in the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue.
  • Hunger.
  • Excess urination.
  • Numbness.
  • Weight loss.
  • Frequent infections.

Individuals who have experienced complications, injuries, or health risks after using the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump may be eligible for compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wrongful death. Factors such as the nature and extent of the injury, the medical history of the user, and the timeline of events will play a crucial role in determining the strength of the case. A dedicated local attorney could determine appropriate compensation amounts on a case-by-case basis.

Explore Your Legal Options with a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney

If you have sustained injuries related to the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, contact us today!

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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