According to a report from CNN Health, the FDA recalled models of Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps, as experts supposedly linked them to a single death and several injuries. The death and injuries in question reportedly occurred due to device malfunctioning, as stated by an announcement from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Due to the injuries and deaths mentioned above, the FDA ordered a Class 1 recall of the devices. A Class 1 recall is the most severe recall type possible in the United States. The Medtronic devices recalled include 322,000 devices under the MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps for delivering an incorrect dose of insulin stemming from a broken or missing retainer ring (a ring that locks the insulin cartridge in the pump’s reservoir).
The FDA announcement cited above stated there were more than 26,421 complaints regarding MiniMed device malfunction, 2175 reports of injuries, and one death.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a faulty recalled Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact the Cutter Law P.C. product liability lawyers for a no-obligation consultation today. We’re always standing by to take your case.
Which Device Models Did The Recall List?
While Medtronic makes several different insulin pumps, including several models under the “MiniMed” name, the FDA recall listed the two following models:
- Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump – Model 670G
- Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump – Model 630G
If you or a loved one used one of the pumps listed above and suffered an injury or even death, you likely have a case. Contact our team of product liability lawyers for a no-obligation consultation and to learn more.
What Does Medtronic Have To Say Regarding The Injuries, Death, And Class 1 Recall?
In short, Medtronic responded to the injuries, malfunctions, and death in the way that most corporations respond. They sent a safety notification letter warning customers of the problems, and saying that “patient safety is our top priority.”
Here’s the full quote from that letter:
“At Medtronic, patient safety is our top priority. We are committed to delivering safe and effective therapies of the highest quality and reliability possible. We appreciate your time and attention in reading this important notification.” – Medtronic
What Is A Class 1 Recall?
As mentioned above, a Class 1 recall is the strongest type of recall issued by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). According to the FDA website, a Class 1 recall is:
“A situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” – The United States Food and Drug Administration website
In other words, the FDA reserves Class 1 recalls for defective products where continued use is likely to cause serious bodily harm (injury) or even death.
However, the classification of “Class 1” dictates that there are other recall classifications given by the FDA. The other types of recalls include:
- Class II recall: These recalls are given to defective products or devices where use or exposure causes “medically reversible” health problems and injuries.
- Class III recall: Recalls issued when exposure or use of a defective product isn’t likely to cause “adverse health consequences.”
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