The advancement of medical equipment and devices are some of the most remarkable breakthroughs in medicine and technology. Some of these products are the difference between life and death for some individuals, whereas others allow someone with a severe condition to live a normal life that they wouldn’t have been able to previously. The medical industry heavily regulates the manufacturing process of these products for this very reason, as any issues or defects within the product can seriously jeopardize the health and wellbeing of the user. Unfortunately, some dangerous products slip through the cracks despite heavy regulation, which is the case with Medtronic Devices, the manufacturer of insulin pumps that have endangered the life of their customer base.
According to reports, Medtronic Device’s MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps contain a faulty retainer ring that fails to lock the insulin cartridge into place. Without the lock, the insulin cartridge can shift during operation, causing the device to either overdeliver insulin or barely deliver anything. The defect introduces a risk of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, both of which are potentially life-threatening for someone who lives with diabetes. The FDA has since issued a Class 1 recall, the most serious of recalls. Still, with an alarming amount of injuries and fatalities, it’s evident that someone has to answer for the harm endured by Medtronic Device’s innocent customer base.
Product liability laws apply to medical equipment, too, and anyone injured by one of these devices can potentially recover damages through a lawsuit. Although a lawsuit can’t reverse the harm you’ve experienced, it can allow you the financial ability to pay off your expenses and move on from the incident. Fortunately for you, you’re already on the webpage of America’s largest personal injury firm, and we’re uniquely capable of helping any victim of a negligent manufacturer fight back and hold them accountable. If you or someone close to you was harmed or lost their life because of a Medtronic Device’s product or any other faulty insulin pump, our attorneys are ready and eager to help you recover what you’re entitled to, all for no out-of-pocket costs.
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