Injured By a Defective Medtronic Synchromed II Infusion Pump? What to Do


If you have been injured by a defective Medtronic Synchromed II Infusion Pump, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas defective medical device attorney to learn the steps you should take and how our legal team can assist you.

What steps should I take if I have been injured due to a defective Medtronic Synchromed II Infusion Pump?

If you have sustained injuries from a defective medical device, specifically a Medtronic Synchromed II Infusion Pump, you must have a plan. Take the following steps to protect yourself and to set yourself up for a successful claim, should you choose to take legal action in the future:

  1. Seek immediate medical assistance.
  2. After you have been treated, collect the medical records relating to your injuries including the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  3. Begin collecting evidence to support a defective medical device claim including photos of the scene of your accident and the device.
  4. Log your recovery by documenting your injuries with photographs and detailed notes that describe the pain you are in, how your injuries impact your day-to-day activities, psychological effects, and your emotions throughout your recovery.
  5. Place the device in a space where it cannot be tampered with.
  6. Collect documentation relating to the prescription of the device.
  7. Retain the services of a Texas defective medical device attorney who will assist you in filing a valid claim to recover the compensation you deserve.

What should I know about the Medtronic Synchromed II recall?

In 2019, the Medtronic SynchroMed II was recalled by the FDA including over 7,300 affected devices that were distributed to patients between May 11, 2018, and September 5, 2019. This recall was due to a permanent motor stall that could prevent drugs from being property infused due to foreign particles that were inside the pump motor assembly.

What are the most common issues caused by defective infusion pumps?

When an infusion pump is defective, one of the most common issues associated with the device includes battery failure due to film buildup and pocket fills. This can cause the dose to be injected into the skin instead of into the device. This can result in a possibly fatal overdose. A patient can suffer from the following symptoms when an incorrect dosage of medicine is administered:

  • Tingling sensations
  • Itching
  • Return of pain or previous symptoms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

If you have been injured by a defective medical device, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Texas defective medical device attorney who will fight for your right to compensation.


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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