Produced by Stryker, DJO, Inc., I-Flow, Inc., BREG, Inc., and other manufacturers, the shoulder pain pump is a medical device that is implanted within the shoulder, following arthroscopic (minimally invasive) shoulder surgery, in order to help minimize post-operative pain while promoting a faster recovery. The shoulder pain pump works via a catheter in the shoulder that delivers a steady stream of pain relieving medication during the first two to three days following shoulder surgery. Once the anesthesia is no longer needed, the device is removed.
Pain Pump Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder pain pumps have been reported to cause a number of patients to develop severe health complications between three months and one year after using the device. Those who begin to develop pain pump shoulder injuries will likely experience a dramatic loss of motion in the affected joint, along with severe pain, shoulder stiffness or weakness, and grinding or popping in the joint. In many cases, those who develop severe pain pump shoulder injuries will need to undergo further invasive surgery to attempt to repair the injured shoulder.
Postarthroscopic Glenhumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)
Among the most notorious of all pain pump shoulder injuries is postarthroscopic glenhumeral chondrolysis, a condition in which the cartilage within the shoulder joint breaks down, preventing the smooth movement of the joint and, therefore, resulting in painful bone grinding in the shoulder joint. Those who develop PAGCL after using a shoulder pain pump may need to undergo a shoulder replacement surgery to relieve their painful disability.
Shoulder Pain Pump Lawsuits
Shoulder pain pump patients who develop PAGCL or any serious complication due to use of this medical device will have a compelling legal claim against the maker of their defective pain pump, and they may be able to secure compensation for their injuries and losses by pursuing a shoulder pain pump lawsuit.
Pain Pump Lawyers
Pain pump attorneys invite injured parties to receive expert advice regarding their case and get their lawsuit started at no upfront cost (as pain pump lawyers work on contingency) by attending a free initial consult.
Shoulder Pain Pump Settlement
Pain pump lawyers are committed to litigating for victims’ rights in any necessary legal proceeding in order to help secure a pain pump settlement for medical bills, treatment costs, lost wages, irreversible physical disabilities, diminished quality of life, pain and suffering. No payment for legal services rendered will be necessary unless a settlement is achieved.
If you or a loved one used a shoulder pain pump and suffers from PAGCL you should contact a defective product attorney immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.