Insulin pump maker Medtronic has issued a Class I recall for more than 400,000 insulin pump devices. Texas residents who suffer from type 1 diabetes may be affected by this recall, which has been categorized as the most serious form of recall as the defective medical devices may cause serious injury or death to those who use them. Reports indicate that the defective insulin pumps may administer the wrong dose of insulin to users.
Insulin pumps and type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects individuals of all ages. In happens when a person’s body fails to produce sufficient insulin to manage their blood sugar. Untreated, type 1 diabetes can cause serious and life-threatening health complications.
Insulin pumps are medical devices that diabetes’ sufferers can use to regulate their insulin levels. While a properly working pump can support a diabetic person’s well-being, a defective one may cause them serious harm. Individuals using the recalled Medtronic pumps may experience preventable harm if they use recalled insulin pumps.
Recovering from harm caused by a defective medical product
Defective medical devices can create pain, suffering, and loss in the lives of victims. When an individual is harmed by a poorly manufactured or designed product, they may lose their ability to work and enjoy life. Their capacity to support themselves and their family may be diminished, and they may face significant medical bills to remedy the ailments the device caused them to suffer.
Laws protect victims of defective products and devices, and individuals who have losses from these faulty items can choose to investigate their options to better understand their options for recovery.