IV Pumps deliver medicine to patients automatically. Unfortunately, these complicated machines can automatically deliver too much medication. Too often this can go unnoticed by doctors and nurses. When a malfunctioning IV pump is discovered doctors and hospitals report it to the FDA. When the pumps are a danger the FDA forces manufacturers to recall the IV pump.
On April 16, 2021, pump manufacturer Carefusion 303, Inc. recalled 145,492 Alaris 8100 IV pumps. Faulty manufacturing and design caused liquid to seep underneath the keypad. This resulted in the automatic delivery of medicines in amount which could cause serious injury or even death. According to the FDA, 79 complaints have been filed regarding this issue. This is not a new issue. On August 4, 2020, this pump was recalled in a separate recall for the same issue. The FDA required Carefusion to resubmit this pump of approval because of this and many other recalls of the IV pump Alaris 8100.
If you suspect you or a loved one were injured by a medication overdose you may have legal recourse. You or your medical providers might not have been aware that this faulty equipment injured you. We are well versed in this pump’s shortcoming and would like the opportunity to review your case.