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A device is attached to your body via a thin tube called an infusion set, through which insulin is delivered. An insulin pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid-acting insulin continuously. Medtronic has recalled its 600 series of MiniMed insulin pumps due to a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps to lock the insulin cartridge in place in the pump’s reservoir compartment, according to the FDA. Research has found a number of injuries and complications that are not listed on the warning label such as Hypoglycemia, seizures, Diabetic Coma, and even death. A MiniMed Insulin Pump lawsuit is being filed on behalf of individuals who used the device to treat their diabetes and subsequently developed injuries not included on the device’s label.

Yes. The FDA issued a recall of the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump products MiniMed 630G (all lots before October 2019) and the MiniMed 670G (all lots before August 2019) after receiving 26,421 consumer complaints of device malfunction.

Some Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps were found to be defective and put users at risk of serious injury including hypoglycemia, seizures, diabetic coma, and death.

If you or a loved one used the MiniMed 630G (all lots before October 2019) or the MiniMed 670G (all lots before August 2019) and subsequently suffered from hypoglycemia, seizures, diabetic coma, or fatal injuries, you may qualify to file a MiniMed insulin pump lawsuit.

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What is the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump?

Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer, developed the MiniMed insulin pump to combat diabetes.

An insulin pump is a small electronic device that can be easily carried on a belt or inside a pocket. The device is attached to your body via a thin tube called an infusion set, through which insulin is delivered. An insulin pump replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering rapid-acting insulin continuously 24 a day. The pump and tubing can easily disconnect and reconnect to your body whenever you want to.

 

How the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Works

The Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump 670G model was designed to automatically track and adjust a patient’s blood sugar levels by measuring blood glucose every few minutes and automating the dosing of insulin. The automated insulin delivery system first won FDA approval in September 2016 – touted at the time as an important step toward the goal of creating a so-called “artificial pancreas” insulin pump system.

The MiniMed Insulin Pump 630G model was approved by the FDA in 2017. The device has a compartment that holds a reservoir that is filled with insulin. Insulin travels through the pump’s reservoir along a thin tube and is infused into the body through an infusion set that is inserted into the skin.

 

People who have Type 1 diabetes may use the MiniMed insulin pump to deliver insulin for the management of their diabetes. The Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump 630G may be used by persons sixteen years of age and older. Whereas, the 670G model may be used by persons seven years of age and older.

The MiniMed 630G insulin pump helps mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers basal insulin to the body for those with Type 2 Diabetes.

Defective Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps

There have been reports of defective MiniMed Insulin Pump devices.

A retainer ring meant to lock an insulin cartridge into place could be broken or missing on the recalled devices. The defect could prevent people from properly locking the cartridge into place, causing people to receive the wrong amount of insulin. There have been more than 26,000 error reports on the product which included more than 2,000 injuries and at least one death received by the FDA.

TorHoerman Law Firm offers expert legal counsel for defective product lawsuits, including individuals who may qualify for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump lawsuit.

 

 

Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Recall

Medtronic has recalled its 600 series of MiniMed insulin pumps due to a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps to lock the insulin cartridge in place in the pump’s reservoir compartment, according to the FDA. The recall affects all 630G (MMT-1715) models as well as all 670G (MMT-1780) models.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified the action as a Class I recall, the most serious kind of recall for medical devices, meaning that the use of the device could result in serious injuries or death. MiniMed Pumps have a long history of defects and recalls over the last decade. Prior Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump recalls date back as far as 2009.

 

What should I do if my insulin pump has been recalled?

Medtronic has notified affected customers and advised them to:

  • Examine the retainer ring of the pump.
  • Stop use of the pump and contact Medtronic for a replacement pump if the reservoir does not lock into the pump or if the retainer ring is loose, damaged, or missing. If you stop using the pump, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations and perform manual insulin injections.
  • Continue using the pump only if the reservoir locks in place correctly.
  • Check the pump retainer ring and verify that the reservoir is locked correctly at every set change.

 

If you or a loved one have suffered any injuries or damage due to a defective Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump lawsuit.

To strengthen a potential claim, you should be able to prove that you sought medical attention and attempted to mitigateany potential injuries.

Contact an experienced Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump lawyer today to discuss your legal options. Customers who have further questions about the recall should call the 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support at 877-585-0166.

 

Injuries & Complications

Based on research findings and adverse events reports, there are several injuries and complications associated with the MiniMed Insulin Pump that are not listed on the warning label.

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar level is lower than normal. Treatment involves quickly getting your blood sugar back to normal with high-sugar foods or drinks or with medications. Long-term care requires identifying and treating the cause of the condition.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Sweating
  • Tingling or numbness of the lips, tongue, or cheek

A diabetic seizure can occur from too much insulin being injected, or because the user did not eat right after taking insulin, among other things. Diabetic seizures require immediate medical treatment.After these initial symptoms, more severe symptoms such as uncontrollable body movements and muscle contractions may occur. In some cases, the diabetic will be unaware of the movements and may even become unconscious.

Early symptoms of seizures include:

  • Sweating
  • Bodily shakes
  • Hallucinations
  • Vision Changes
  • Loss of clear verbal function

A diabetic coma occurs when a person with diabetes loses consciousness. This type of Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump injury is considered a medical emergency and can lead to brain damage or death if you do not receive treatment. Oftentimes, treatment requires intravenous fluids to improve fluid levels throughout the body.

Severe symptoms of diabetic coma include:

  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

The Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump recall has been linked to more than two thousand injuries and at least one known fatality. Those who have suffered any loss or damages from a fatal Medtronic MiniMed Insulin pump injury may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Additionally, if you or a loved one have suffered any of the previously listed injuries due to the defective product, you should consider filing a Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump lawsuit.

Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawsuit

TorHoerman Law is currently accepting new clients for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawsuit.

Do I Qualify for a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one used a MiniMed insulin pump as part of your treatment for type-1 or type-2 diabetes and subsequently suffered from or were diagnosed with any of the following injuries:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Death

You may qualify to participate in the MiniMed insulin pump lawsuit.

Contact TorHoerman Law today for a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.

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Filing a MiniMed Injury Lawsuit

If you qualify for legal action or believe that you may qualify for compensation, there are a few steps that you can take in order to strengthen your claim against Medtronic.

 

Mitigation

First and foremost, you should work to actively mitigate damages that incur as a result of you injury.

Proper steps to mitigation include:

  • Receiving an official injury diagnoses
  • Seeking medical treatment for injury
  • Following your doctor’s orders
  • Discussing other insulin pump options to replace your MiniMed, if you doctor says it is safe
  • Doing everything in your power to minimize the extent of your injuries

 

Mitigation is an important step in building a strong, honest claim.

 

Legal Consultation

After you have mitigated your injuries, you should consider consulting with an attorney to discuss your legal options.

TorHoerman Law offers free, no-obligation case consultations to any potential client. Talk to one of our attorneys to see if legal action is the right decision for you – the conversation is free & you are not obligated to continue working with our firm if you do not think we are the right fit.

 

Hiring a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Lawyer

Finding the right Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump lawyer for you is not a decision that should be taken lightly. You should be assured that your legal representative will not only fight for your compensation but also be there to help you through your road to recovery.

 

What will my MiniMed injury attorney do?

There are many benefits to hiring an injury attorney. Your attorney will work diligently to navigate your claim through the complex civil litigation process while you focus on what really matters, recovery.

Some of the roles of your attorney include:

  • Gathering evidence to support your injury claim
  • Establishing liability for your injuries and losses
  • Assessing damages in your case to determine appropriate compensation
  • Litigating your case on your behalf
  • Working to gain you compensation through a negotiated settlement or verdict

 

Contact a MiniMed injury lawyer from our firm to find out how we can help you today.

 

How much does a MiniMed Injury Lawyer Cost?

Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. Thus, we do not receive any payment or legal fees until you are justly compensated for your injuries. If you do not receive compensation in the form of a verdict or negotiated settlement, our firm foots your entire legal bill. There is no cost to you.

This is our way of ensuring to our clients that we are as dedicated as they are to getting the best result out of their case. We only take cases that we believe in and know we can win.

 

Contact a Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump lawyer at TorHoerman law for a free no-obligation case consultation. Additionally, you may use the chatbot below for an instant online case evaluation for free.

 

TorHoerman Law, MiniMed Injury Lawyers

Our team at TorHoerman Law has experience  in an array of medical device litigations. If you or a loved one have suffered from a Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump, contact us today to determine your best course of legal action.

At TorHoerman law, we have an expansive history of successful personal injury results. With more than $4 billion in negotiated settlements and verdicts awarded to clients in our litigations and a staff of attorneys with over 100 years of combined litigation experience, our results and reputation speak for themselves.

 

 

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