Woman alleges defective insulin pump led to premature birth of her baby

By Louie Torres | Nov 23, 2016

A mother is suing Medtronic Minimed, Inc and related companies, as well as Edwards Health Care Services, Inc.; Mercy Hospital and Medical Center; Zeina Habib, M.D., and others, saying defects in insulin pump and infusion devices contributed to the premature birth of her son.

CHICAGO — A mother is suing Medtronic Minimed, Inc and related companies, as well as Edwards Health Care Services, Inc.; Mercy Hospital and Medical Center; Zeina Habib, M.D., and others, saying defects in insulin pump and infusion devices contributed to the premature birth of her son.

Maria Gladys Munoz, individually and as independent administrator of the estate of her son, filed a complaint on Nov. 17, in the Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they continued to use defective insulin pump and infusion devices.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered damages from having delivered prematurely her son. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly knew about defects of their product, but continued to distribute it to Munoz.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, court costs, other damages, and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by David P. Buchanan of Buchanan Law, LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L011317

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