Fourteen patients have died since 1996 while using the SynchroMed System. Eleven patients died due to inadvertent injection of a drug into their subcutaneous tissue instead of into the pump. Two patients died from a blockage and one died from an electrical short. Patients may also been harmed by the dilution or extra delivery of medication.
 FDA Recall "Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps - Feed Through Failure" (June 3, 2013).
 Cortez, M. "Medtronic Recalls Infusion Pump Linked to 14 Deaths," Bloomberg News (June 27, 2013).