$2.8 Million Settlement Reached with Medtronic Minimed

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Multiple States & Federal Government Involved in Settlement

Harrisburg PA – The PA Attorney General announced on July 1st, 2014 that her office would be joining a $2.8 million settlement with Medtronic Inc. that involves multiple states and the federal government. The suit charges that Medtronic, dba Medtronic Diabetes, submitted claims for replacement insulin infusion pumps to Medicaid patients.

What Is An Infusion Pump?

An insulin infusion pump delivers insulin to a diabetic patient in lieu of the person administering shots throughout the day. The pump holds enough insulin for several days, allowing the patient to live a more active lifestyle. The pump also allows a diabetic patient more stability with their blood sugar levels.

Medtronic was sued by former employees in Texas for actively soliciting insulin pump users to upgrade or replace their pumps. Medtronic’s practices are in believed to be in violation of state laws and a federal Anti-Solicitation Rule. The settlement negotiations were performed by the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU), and included team members from California, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Virginia.

Not the First Trouble For Medtronic

Medtronic medical devices and products have been recalled in the past, including the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead and the Quickset Paradigm. The product liability attorneys at Handler Henning & Rosenberg have extensive experience handling defective medical devices and medical device recalls.

Your Pennsylvania Recall Lawyer

If you have been harmed by a defective medical device or a defective product, contact a PA recall lawyer at Handler Henning and Rosenberg today, you may be able to file a product liability claim. Our personal injury law firm offers a Free Consultation about your case.

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