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Recently, Medtronic 630G and 670G models have been recalled by the FDA. If you or a loved one were injured due to overdosage or underdosage when using a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, you may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation!
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Recently, Medtronic 630G and 670G models have been recalled by the FDA. If you or a loved one were injured due to overdosage or underdosage when using a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, you may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation!

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If you or a loved one used the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump models below and were seriously injured, you may be entitled for compensation.
  • Minimed 630G
  • Minimed 670G
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The Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump is a medical device that delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes. The Medtronic Minimed pump is designed to automatically adjust the insulin dose based on the blood glucose level measured by a sensor inserted under the skin. However, in February 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall for the 630G and 670G models of the MiniMed pump due to a defect that caused them to over or under delivery insulin, leading to serious health complications or even death.

What is the defect and how does it affect insulin delivery?

The defect involves a retainer ring that is supposed to lock the insulin reservoir in place in the pump's reservoir compartment. The retainer ring can be broken or missing on some MiniMed pumps, which can prevent the reservoir from being properly locked into the MiniMed pump. This can cause the reservoir to become loose and shift out of position, resulting in incorrect alignment between the reservoir and the infusion set. The infusion set is a thin tube that connects the Medtronic pump to the body and delivers insulin through a needle or a cannula inserted under the skin.
If the reservoir and the infusion set are not aligned correctly, the insulin pump may not deliver the right amount of insulin to the user. This can cause either over delivery or under delivery of insulin, depending on how much the reservoir has shifted.
Over delivery of insulin can cause hypoglycemia, which is a condition of low blood sugar that can result in symptoms such as shakiness, dizziness, confusion, seizures, loss of consciousness, or even death.
Under delivery of insulin can cause hyperglycemia, which is a condition of high blood sugar that can result in symptoms such as thirst, hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, infections, or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a life-threatening complication that occurs when the body breaks down fat for energy and produces high levels of acids called ketones.
The defect can be caused by dropping or bumping the Medtronic Minimed pump on a hard surface, which can damage or detach the retainer ring. The defect can also occur due to normal wear and tear or manufacturing errors.
The recall affects all lots of the Model 630G (MMT-1715) manufactured before October 2019 and all lots of the Model 670G (MMT-1780) made before August 2019. These models are part of the MiniMed 600 series, which are also known as "artificial pancreas" systems because they can automatically adjust insulin delivery based on continuous glucose monitoring.

What are the health effects reported by the users?

According to the FDA, Medtronic received 26,421 complaints of device malfunctioning due to the defect as of February 2020. The company also reported that it was aware of 2,175 injuries and one death related to the defect. Some of the injuries reported by users include:
  • A woman from South Carolina who suffered a diabetic coma after her Medtronic Minimed pump delivered a full reservoir of insulin at once while she was sleeping.
  • A man from California who experienced severe hypoglycemia and had to be hospitalized after his medtronic Minimed pump delivered too much insulin while he was driving.
  • A woman from Florida who developed DKA and had to be admitted to intensive care, after her medtronic Minimed pump failed to deliver enough insulin for several days.
  • A woman from Texas who died after her insulin pump stopped delivering insulin due to a broken retainer ring.
These are just some examples of how the defect can cause serious harm to users who rely on their insulin pumps for managing their diabetes.
The actual number of injuries and deaths may be higher than reported, as some users may not have realized that their insulin pumps were malfunctioning or may not have linked their symptoms to their insulin pumps.

What is the lawsuit claim process for the victims?

Victims of the defective MiniMed Insulin pumps may be eligible for compensation from Medtronic for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, pursuing legal action against Medtronic is not easy or straightforward, as it involves several steps and challenges.
Important steps when to consider when seeking compensation:
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Important steps when to consider when seeking compensation:
Connect with Lawyer:Let Injury Claims match you with an experienced lawyer who specializes in product liability or personal injury cases. They can evaluate your case, advise you on your legal options, and represent you throughout the process.
Gather Evidence:This may include medical records, product labels, receipts, photos, and testimonies from experts and witnesses. Your lawyer can help you collect and organize the evidence and determine the best way to present it.
File a claim:The third step is to file a claim against the responsible parties, such as the manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump. Your lawyer can help you draft and submit the necessary documents and comply with the deadlines and procedures of the court. Depending on the jurisdiction and the number of plaintiffs involved, your claim may be filed as an individual lawsuit or as part of a class action or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Negotiate a settlement:The fourth step is to negotiate a settlement with the defendants or their insurance companies. A settlement is an agreement to resolve the case without going to trial. It usually involves the payment of a certain amount of money to the plaintiff in exchange for dropping the lawsuit. Your lawyer can help you negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Go to trial:The final step is to go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached or if you reject the settlement offer. A trial is a formal proceeding where both sides present their arguments and evidence before a judge or jury who decides the outcome of the case. Your lawyer can help you prepare for trial and advocate for your rights and interests.

If You were a victim of overdosage or underdosage when using a Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump, We Can Help

The Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump is a defective device that can cause serious injuries or death to users who depend on it for managing their diabetes. The defect can cause over or under delivery of insulin, which can lead to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, respectively. These conditions can have severe consequences, such as coma, seizures, infections, DKA, or death. Users who have been harmed by the defect may be entitled to compensation from Medtronic, but they have to go through a complex and challenging legal process to obtain it.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the defective MiniMed pump, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can advise you on your rights and options. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We are here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Key Differences Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits

Structure:
  • Mass Tort: Involves multiple individual lawsuits grouped together due to common elements or defendants.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: A single lawsuit brought on behalf of a larger group, known as the class, with a designated representative plaintiff.
Individual Control:
  • Mass Tort: Each plaintiff maintains control over their case and its resolution.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Class members have limited control over the lawsuit, with decisions made by the representative plaintiff and their legal team.
Compensation:
  • Mass Tort: Compensation and settlements are determined individually, considering the unique circumstances and harm suffered by each plaintiff.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Compensation and settlements are typically distributed uniformly among all class members, often on a pro-rata basis.
Applicability:
  • Mass Tort: Ideal when cases involve varying degrees of harm or distinct circumstances for each plaintiff.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Effective when numerous claimants have similar claims and a uniform resolution is practical.
Efficiency:
  • Mass Tort: May be more time-consuming and complex due to individual case management.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Generally more efficient in terms of time and resources as it consolidates claims into one proceeding.
Understanding these differences is crucial for both plaintiffs and defendants when determining the most appropriate legal strategy for addressing a collective grievance or harm.