The Harman Law Firm has filed a complaint against the manufacturer of the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm MMT 722 Insulin Pump following the death of a young woman who was using the device
The MiniMed Insulin Pump is designed to deliver insulin continuously into the body, making multiple injections per day unnecessary. The young college student with the MiniMed pump died from “diabetic ketoacidosis,” a condition that results from uncontrolled blood sugar that can quickly lead to heart failure, kidney failure, coma or death.
The complaint alleges that the MiniMed pump was defective and malfunctioned and that the manufacturer tested the pump following the woman’s death and concluded that the pump was in fact defective with a “faulty microchip” and “broken solder on joint on the interface board.” The manufacturer’s testing also concluded that the pump was “unable to prime,” meaning it could not eliminate air in the system so that it could pump the correct amount of pure insulin.”
- UPDATE July 13, 2013: FDA MedWatch posted a recall of this device. For more information, view the recall on the FDA website: Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm pump recall.
In addition to the MimiMed Paradigm insulin pump, attorney Matt Harman and the firm’s lawyers are continuing to investigate injuries that may be a result of using Medtronic drug pump models, including the recalled SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL. For more information, see this page on the recall of Medtronic drug pumps.
If you or someone you know has experienced harm from a Medtronic drug or insulin pump, contact Harman Law LLC at 1-888-55-HARMAN or fill out the “contact us” form on this page for a no cost, no obligation consultation to learn your rights. You may be eligible for compensation, though there may be a time limit to file a claim.
If you are currently experiencing any health-related issues, consult your medical professional immediately.
Harman Law LLC represents clients across the country who have been injured by dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices.
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