Over 320K Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps were recalled because of broken or missing retainer rings that led to over or underdelivery of insulin, which can result in consequences as severe as death.
If you or a loved one experienced health issues after using a MiniMed insulin pump to manage diabetes, you may be entitled to compensation.
Patients complained about the pump reservoir becoming loose when the retainer ring was broken or missing.
Insulin is a lifeline for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Over 320K Devices Recalled
The FDA has classified the Medtronic recall as Class I, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. These pumps were recalled because of a missing or broken retainer ring that keeps the insulin cartridge secure within the pump reservoir.
If the cartridge is not secured properly, insulin can be either underdelivered or overdelivered, which results in hypo- or hyperglycemia with serious health consequences. Hyperglycemia can result in loss of consciousness, seizures or death.
Prior to the recall, Medtronic issued an Urgent Field Safety Notification for the MiniMed 630G and 670G insulin pumps in November 2019. The company had received 26,421 complaints about the defect issue, which had been tied to over 2,100 injuries and one death.