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SynchroMed Pump Class Action

SynchroMed Pump Class Action

Medtronic SynchroMed infusion pumps are associated with at least 14 deaths and hundreds of serious injuries, mostly due to accidental drug overdoses. The pumps have been recalled numerous times and they are no longer available for sale.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

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

Overview

Medtronic manufactures the SynchroMed EL and SynchroMed II infusion pumps for pain management. The devices are implanted in the body to deliver a continuous flow of medications. They have been implanted in over 230,000 patients in the last 25 years.

SynchroMed Pumps Linked to 14 Deaths

In 2013, Medtronic issued 4 separate Class I recalls for safety defects and said 14 deaths were associated with the SynchroMed pump. In most cases, patients died from overdoses or went into withdrawal after not receiving enough medication.

Medtronic Agrees to Stop Selling SynchroMed Pumps

In April 2015, Medtronic entered into a consent decree with the FDA and the Justice Department. Medtronic agreed to stop manufacturing and selling the SynchroMed II pump except in extraordinary cases.

SynchroMed Overdose Injuries and Deaths

In January 2011, SynchroMed pumps were recalled because doctors could accidentally inject overdoses of painkillers when trying to refill the pump. In July 2012, FDA issued a warning after receiving 270 reports of serious injuries and 8 deaths associated with accidental overdoses. Medtronic was accused of failing to fix the problem after receiving complaints in 2007.

Battery Issues and Electrical Short-Circuiting

The SynchroMed II was recalled in 2009 and again in 2011 for battery problems that could interrupt infusion of medicines. In June 2013, the SynchroMed EL and II were recalled for electrical short-circuiting and other safety issues.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, we are not filing a SynchroMed class action against Medtronic. Instead, our attorneys are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by severe side effects.

About Class Actions

When thousands of people have very similar legal claims, class actions improve efficiency. Lawyers choose a “class representative” and fight for compensation on behalf of everyone who was injured. If compensation is awarded, everyone shares equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

SynchroMed is associated with a wide variety of injuries — everything from minor drug overdoses to wrongful deaths. Because each case is so different, it needs to be handled individually.

The problem with class actions is that members may have to share a “low-ball” settlement with massive attorneys’ fees. Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping each client seek compensation for their injury, medical bills, and more.

Do I have a SynchroMed Lawsuit?

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

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