Medtronic produces various types of pumps that seek to improve the health of those who have diabetes as well as those who have problems with chronic pain. Unfortunately, there have been times when Medtronic pumps have failed and caused significant injuries or even the death of patients. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles Medtronic pump failure attorney. We have extensive experience handling complex product liability claims, and we know what it takes to help clients secure the compensation they need in these situations.
The Medtronic Insulin Pump Failures
In November of 2019, the FDA issued a “Class 1” recall (the most serious level of recall) for the following models of Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps:
- Model 630 G (MMT-1715): Distributed and Sold from September 2016 to October 2019
- Model 670 G (MMT 1780): Distributed and Sold from June 2017 to August 2019
The problem with these insulin pumps is that they allegedly place diabetic patients at risk of receiving too much or too little insulin. Either of these could have devastating effects on a patient. An insulin overdose can lead to hyperglycemia, which is a condition when a person’s blood sugar rises too high. Taking too little insulin could lead to hypoglycemia, which is a condition that occurs when a person’s blood sugar drops too low.
There have been nearly 30,000 complaints regarding Medtronic insulin pumps, including thousands of injuries and some deaths.
Call a Los Angeles Medtronic pump failure attorney today
If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill due to the failure of a Medtronic insulin or pain pump, contact the team at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex injury and product liability claims.
We have the resources necessary to fully investigate what happened so we can help you recover the compensation you need. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. The total amount of compensation available in these situations will depend on the factors surrounding each particular Medtronic pump failure case. When you need a Los Angeles Medtronic pump failure attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904.