Defective Johnson & Johnson Insulin Pumps
How a Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney Can Help Those Who Suffered
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary company Animas has been knowingly selling insulin pumps that they knew would fail. Animas has also failed repeatedly to report the injuries of those who have suffered from using their devices. Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration have recalled the One Touch Ping insulin pump device as well as the 2020 insulin pumps after numerous reports of malfunction. There have been reports of patients being hospitalized for high blood sugar, coma, respiratory failure, and diabetic ketoacidosis which could be life-threatening.
A person who has diabetes relies heavily on their insulin pump to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Without it, they have nothing to monitor their blood sugar levels which could lead to serious health complications. If a pump fails to alarm the person wearing it, or the tube or keypad malfunctions, a person is at a high risk of going into diabetic shock or suffering from one of the previously listed symptoms. Johnson & Johnson and Animas are responsible for the testing of their insulin pumps to make sure they work and maintaining honest communication with the FDA so that defective pumps do not reach the public. Unfortunately this has not been the case, and many people are being hospitalized due to their negligence.
The Importance of a Defective Medical Device Attorney
If your insulin pump malfunctioned, causing you moderate or severe injuries, you are entitled to compensation and should seek the help of a pharmaceutical injury attorney from Arnold & Itkin immediately. You trusted your insulin pump to keep you safe and healthy, and it did just the opposite. Johnson & Johnson should and can be held accountable for the release of insulin pumps they knew ran the risk of malfunction. Again, if you or someone you know has suffered negative side effects after using a Johnson & Johnson insulin pump, you should seek legal help from a firm who knows about
defective insulin pumps.
Contact a defective insulin pump lawyer from our firm today to see how we can assist you in fighting for compensation.