Alaris 8100 Infusion Pump Recalled | Do You Have A Case?
Have you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a defective Alaris 8100 Infusion Pump? If so, the legal team at Brock & Goetzmann is here to help! Our firm understands that these infusion pumps once seemed like a beacon of light to individuals suffering from chronic pain. Unfortunately, these pain pumps became defective and resulted in significant harm to many users, as they often received too much or too little medication. If you have been the victim of a defective Alaris 8100 infusion pump, you need a legal team you can trust. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Brock & Goetzmann can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to after suffering from burdens caused by a defective infusion pump. Contact Brock & Goetzmann today to learn how we can assist you in your pursuit of justice.
On April 15, 2019, medical professionals were notified about possible plastic weakening in bezel assemblies on some Alaris infusion pumps. After an investigation was conducted, 151 million Alaris 8100 infusion sets were recalled by Becton, Dickinson, and Company due to a silicon tube defect that caused Overdoses of dangerous medications that resulted in severe injury and death. (This device had been marketed as Carefusion)
The manufacturer wrote to hospitals in its recall:
“This recall has been associated with MDR reports, several of which are associated with serious injuries.” Medical Device Reports or MDR are made by doctors and hospitals to the FDA.
Becton Dickinson manufactured and then distributed around the world 151 million life-threatening defective silicon tubes without noticing. What a quality control disaster! In this design, the pump pinches or occludes the silicone tube to stop the flow of dangerous medication to the patient. This admitted defect in the tube allowed the medicine to continue to be pumped into the patient even though the electronic monitor told nurses and doctors that no medicine was being infused, in what is termed a “free flow” that resulted in an over infusion. This outdated pump DOES NOT measure, either mechanically or electronically, the actual amount of medicine pumped into the patient. The pump assumes delivery of the programed amount by a mathematical calculation therefore nurses and doctors have no way of knowing what went into their patient because the pump will report everything had been delivered correctly.
Injuries Caused by Alaris 8100 Infusion Pumps
Weakened plastic parts on the Alaris 8100 infusion pump caused consumers to be impacted by a wide range of medication issues. If you have suffered from the following medication issues while using an Alaris 8100 infusion pump, you may have a case. The medication issues associated with a defective Alaris 8100 include the following:
- Over-infusion of medication, leading to a possible overdose
- Under-infusion of medication, resulting in significant pain
- Free-flow state
- The interruption of infusion
Know your legal rights!
Are you suffering from the impacts of a defective Alaris 8100 infusion pump? If so, the skilled legal team at Brock & Goetzmann can help you hold Becton Dickinson accountable for their negligence. We are here to help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to and the justice you deserve. Our firm has the skill it takes to stand up to companies that harm thousands of innocent individuals. Call Brock & Goetzmann today to get started on your case.