On November 21, 2008 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in association with Animas Corporation initiated a nationwide class 1 recall of certain battery caps used in the OneTouch Ping System, Animas 2020 Insulin Pump, Animas IR1200 Insulin Pump, and Animas IR1250 Insulin Pump.
Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the defective Animas battery caps, you should contact us immaidtely. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Between August 18, 2008 and September 1, 2008, the company sent letters to the patients by certified mail to inform them that the defective battery cap may not maintain contact with the pump’s battery compartment. As a result, the affected pump may inadvertently shut down.
According to the FDA, there may be an intermittent loss of contact between the battery cap and the battery compartment in the pump which may result in the device resetting. This can cause the device to stop administering insulin, which could result in an excess level of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). Additionally, this failure may lead to user confusion in the amount of insulin administered, contributing to errors in future doses, which may result in lower than normal level of glucose in the blood (hypoglycemia).
Do I Have an Animas® Insulin Pump Recall Lawsuit?
The Medical Device and Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in product liability lawsuits. We are pursuing individual Animas insulin pump recall litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Animas insulin pump injury cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one have been injured due to the defective Animas battery caps, you should contact us immaidtely. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.