What Are the Most Common Issues Caused by Defective Infusion Pumps?


To learn the most common issues caused by defective infusion pumps, the steps you should take after being injured by a defective medical device, and what you should know about the Medtronic Synchromed II recall, continue reading. Reach out to our Dallas defective medical device attorney for assistance in filing a defective medical device to recover compensation for your damages.

What should I know about the Medtronic Synchromed II recall?

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

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

If you have been injured due to a defective Medtronic Synchromed II Infusion Pump, you must take the following steps to increase your chances of filing a successful claim:

  1. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
  2. Collect the medical documentation relating to your treatment. These documents should include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  3. Collect evidence that will support a defective medical device claim such as photographs or videos of the scene of your injuries and the device.
  4. Place the device somewhere that it cannot be tampered with.
  5. Log your recovery. This can include documenting your injuries with photographs and detailed notes. Your log should describe how your injuries impact your daily activities, psychological effects, the pain that you are in, and your emotions throughout this journey to recovery.
  6. If you were prescribed the device, collect any documentation relating to the prescription.
  7. Retain the services of a Texas defective medical device attorney. Our legal team is prepared to assist you in filing a valid claim to recover the compensation you require to heal.

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

Defective infusion pumps often see issues associated with battery failure due to film buildup and pocket fills. This issue can cause the dose to be injected into the skin instead of into the device, resulting in a possibly fatal overdose. When an incorrect dosage of medicine is administered, a patient can suffer from the following symptoms:

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


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

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