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Diabetes Test Strip Lawsuit

Diabetes Test Strip Lawsuit

Thousands of diabetes test strips have been recalled in recent years because they can produce false results. This could potentially lead to a life-threatening complication, such as hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.

What You Can Do & How a Diabetes Test Strip Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes test strip induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Blood Sugar Test Strip Recalls

June 11, 2014 — Recall issued for Redi-Code+ Test Strips because certain boxes do not have a model number. This could lead to a patient using the test strips with the wrong monitor. Click here to read more.

April 30, 2014 — FDA issues Drug Safety Communication for GenStrip Blood Glucose Test strips because they can report false results. The FDA also issued a Warning Letter to the manufacturer because they do not have an adequate quality control system. Click here to read more.

March 20, 2014 — Recall issued for FreeStyle Blood Sugar Meter because it can produce inaccurately low blood-sugar readings. This meter is used with test strips that were recalled in December. Click here to read more.

December 2, 2013 — Recall issued for FreeStyle Blood Glucose Test Strips because they can produce erroneously low test results. Click here to read more.

July 31, 2013 — Recall issued for NovaMax Blood Glucose Test Strips because they can produce test results that are abnormally high. Click here to read more.

What is a Diabetes Test Strip?

Diabetes test strips, also known as “blood sugar (glucose) test strips,” are used to check levels of glucose in the blood of people with diabetes. Patients prick their finger and put a drop of blood on the test strip. The strip is inserted into a meter or monitor that evaluates blood-sugar levels.

What is the problem?

Diabetes test strips are an essential part of a system for monitoring blood-sugar levels. They are primarily used by people who inject insulin, a hormone that tells cells to absorb more sugar from the bloodstream. If a test strip produces inaccurate results, a patient may give themselves too much or too little insulin. This could lead to life-threatening health complications, including hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Symptoms of Blood Sugar Problems

Hyperglycemia symptoms:

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Breath smells sweet
  • Fatigue
  • Agitation
  • Confusion

Hypoglycemia symptoms:

  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Trembling
  • Lack of motor coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability or confusion
  • Blurred vision, headache, dizziness
  • Nausea or stomach pain
  • Fainting

Do I have a Diabetes Test Strip Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting diabetes test strip induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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