It has been recently brought to public attention that the SynchroMed infusion pumps produced by Medtronic Inc. have been found to have serious flaws that have led to massive recalls. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall on the Medtronic SyncrhoMed infusion pumps. The SynchroMed infusion pumps were originally designed with the intention of having a constant and reliable drug delivery system which would not require patients to routinely take their medication. The device, surgically implanted onto the patient, offers months’ worth of automatically released medications directly into the patient’s bloodstream.
An article in the Wall Street Journal offered the disturbing news that has surrounded the recent concerns pertaining to the safety of the SynchroMed device. The FDA issued an initial recall on the devices after serious complication arose due to defects in the products, on both mechanical as well as biological levels, in some instances resulting in the death of patients. After the initial recall, the FDA reissued four total Class I recalls on the SyncrhoMed pump, signifying their urgency in the need to remove these devices.
The article makes mention of the disturbing fact that while current discoveries are being made indicating the dangers of the SynchroMed infusion pumps, Medtronic has not made efforts to inform the general public on the possible risks of their devices. The article states that Medtronic released notices to medical professionals aimed towards informing doctors on the proper methods for ensuring the safe use of the SynchroMed device. The fact remains that Medtronic has not made honest effort towards informing patients about the possible adverse effects and complications that coincide with the use of SynchroMed devices.
If you have experienced the complications that resulted from the implantation of a Medtronic SynchroMed device, then you deserve compensation for your suffering. Contact our team of Synchromed lawyers and let us provide you with a free SynchroMed lawsuit consultation.
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