Insulin pumps are medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes and is used by thousands of people world wide. Unfortunately, some insulin pumps have recently been recalled after they were linked to severe injuries and death.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm is currently accepting claims in all 50 states for those who use an insulin pump and have suffered from serious injuries or death. If you or somebody you know has been injured, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at 866-920-0753.
What is the problem with the Insulin Pumps?
An insulin pump is an alternative to daily injections of insulin by syringe or pen and allows for intensive insulin therapy when used in conjunction with blood glucose monitoring and carbohydrate counting. The pumps have been predominately used amongst adults, but have become more popular in recent years with the adolescent population. From January 1, 1996- December 31, 2005, the FDA has received over 1,500 adverse event reports, including 13 deaths, among adolescent users from the use of these insulin pumps.
More and more teenagers are turning towards insulin pumps to make their lives more flexible. They allow the teenagers to inject insulin discreetly in public. The FDA has called for more studies to address safety concerns in teens and even younger children who use the insulin pumps. A total of 102 insulin-pump reports highlighted factors that may have contributed to the adverse event, including problems associated with compliance, education, sports-related activities, and dropping or damaging the pump. Adolescents need to be made aware of proper usage and risks associated with improper usage.
Side Effects of the Insulin Pumps
There are a variety of side effects associated with the Insulin Pumps. Our firm is pursing the following types of serious, adverse complications:
- Insulin overdose
- Hypoglycemic events
- Hyperglycemic events
Do I Have an Insulin Pump Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm is currently accepting claims in all 50 states for those who use an insulin pump and have suffered from serious injuries or death. If you or somebody you know has an insulin pump and suffered from serious injuries, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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