How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After Being Injured by a Defective Alaris Pump?


151 million defective silicon tubes were distributed by Becton Dickinson without their knowledge. When in use, the defective tubes allow medicine to continue to be pumped into the patient. This can result in an over infusion known as “free flow”. The pump does not measure the amount of medicine that is being pumped into the patient. It does not give nurses or doctors a way of knowing the amount of medicine their patients have received. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages if you have been injured as a result of an Alaris 8100 infusion pump. To learn more about how to tell if you have a valid claim and the time period you will have to file your claim after being injured, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas defective medical device attorney.

What are the most common medication issues associated with a defective Alaris 8100?

If you have sustained any of the following medication issues while using an Alaris 8100 Infusion Pump, you likely have a valid defensive medical device claim:

  • Under-infusion of medication
    • This can result in significant pain
  • Over-infusion of medicine
    • This can lead to a possible overdose
  • Free-flow state
  • Interruption of infusion

How can I know if I have a valid defective medical device claim?

You likely have a valid defective medical device claim if you have suffered a severe injury or lost a loved one due to a defective Alaris 8100 Infusion Pump. It is important that you retain the services of an attorney who has experience handling such claims and will work to prove that your damages are a direct result of this defective device. Reach out to Brock & Goetzmann to discuss your circumstances and to learn how we can assist you in recovering the compensation you require to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a claim after being injured by a defective Alaris 8100?

The statute of limitations for defective medical device claims is generally two years in Texas. This means that you will have two years from the date of your injuries to bring attention to your claim. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. This is because if you fail to file your claim within this timeframe, you may risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To avoid this and to get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced defective medical device attorney today.


Brock & Goetzmann has significant experience representing victims of defective medical devices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  If you have been impacted in any way by a defective medical device, preserve the evidence and call us to investigate. Give our experienced Texas firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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