Cowper Law LLP is one of the first law firms in the country to file both a class action and individual personal injury lawsuits against Medtronic for their defective MiniMed Insulin pumps. The class action was filed in the Central District of California and the personal injury lawsuits were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
On February 12, 2020, Medtronic issued a recall of more than 300,000 MiniMed insulin pumps. The FDA designated the recall as a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of recall because use of these insulin pumps may cause serious injuries or death.
Metronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps were recalled because the retainer ring, which helps lock the insulin cartridge into place, may be missing or broken. This can cause insulin overdoses or underdoses, leading to loss of consciousness, seizure, confusion, dizziness, weakness, and even death.
By February 2020, there were 26,421 complaints that the device failed in this manner, causing 2,175 injuries and 1 death. While Medtronic will replace the pumps after they fail, the company has refused to refund all users for the cost of the product.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump Model 630G or 570G, call the attorneys at Cowper Law LLP for a free consultation. Call 877.LAW.3707.