Hundreds of serious injuries and at least 14 deaths have been linked to Medtronic SynchroMed infusion pumps, mostly due to accidental drug overdoses. The FDA has also issued Class I recalls for battery and electrical problems.
Need a Texas Medtronic SynchroMed Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
14 Deaths Linked to SynchroMed Pumps
In June 2013, Medtronic issued Class I recalls for four separate safety issues that led to 14 patient deaths. Eleven patients died from overdoses when drugs were injected into tissues instead of the pump.
Medtronic Stops Selling SynchroMed Pump
In April 2015, after years of ongoing safety problems, Medtronic told the Justice Department and FDA it would stop selling SynchroMed pumps without admitting any wrongdoing.
SynchroMed Overdose Injuries and Deaths
Medtronic recalled SynchroMed pumps in January 2011 due to the risk of deadly overdoses when doctors injected painkillers directly into the patient when trying to refill the pump.
The FDA received 270 reports of serious injuries and 8 deaths associated with the problem. In July 2012, the FDA issued a warning after finding that Medtronic knew about the issue in 2007 and did not fix it.
Recalls Issued for Short-Circuiting and Battery Issues
SynchroMed II infusion pumps were recalled in 2009 and 2011 for battery problems that could stop infusion of medicines. The SynchroMed II and EL were both recalled in June 2013 for electrical short-circuiting problems.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a SynchroMed class action against Medtronic. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people with severe injuries.
About Class Actions
Class actions are very efficient when a lot of people have similar legal claims that are relatively minor, such as seeking refunds after buying a defective product. Any compensation awarded is shared equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for people who were seriously injured by defective medical devices. The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees.
Infusion pumps are associated with a wide variety of injuries — everything from minor overdoses to death — which is why these cases need to be handled individually.
Instead of a class action, we are filing individual lawsuits so we can help our clients seek compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent injuries, wrongful death of family members, and more.
Need a Medtronic SynchroMed Lawyer in Texas?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Medtronic SynchroMed lawyers for a free lawsuit review.