An infusion pump is a device that is implanted in a patient to provide a continuous flow of medication, whether it is for pain control or some other treatment regimen. Recently, a number of manufacturers have either recalled infusion pumps or been the targets of lawsuits alleging that the pumps are defective.
- Medtronic has recalled it’s SnychroMed EL Implantable Infusion pump for manufacturing defects in the pump motor.
- Cardinal Health, Inc, has suspended the manufacture and sale of its Alaris SE infusion pumps after U.S. regulators seized over 1000 pumps due to a defect that may lead to delivery of an overdose.
Additionally, external infusion pumps used in hospital, nursing home and home health settings have also been the subject of recalls and litigation. If you believe that you have been injured due to a defective medical device, such as an infusion pump, you should act to protect your legal rights. Call Missouri and Illinois medical malpractice and products liability lawyer Todd N. Hendrickson.