Shoulder pain pump lawyers are defective device attorneys dedicated to aggressively defending the rights of patients who sustained severe injuries from shoulder pain pump, including those produced by I-Flow, BREG, Inc., DJO, Inc., and Stryker. Surgically implanted following minimally invasive shoulder surgery (known as arthroscopic surgery), shoulder pain pumps are devices that deliver pain medication to a recovering patient either in a steady flow or on command. Shoulder pain pumps are disposable so that they can be surgically removed when patients no longer need them.
Shoulder pain pumps have been known to cause post-arthroscopic glenohumeral chrondrolysis (PAGCL) in approximately 63 percent of all patients who use them, according to research published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine . Irreversible and painful, PAGCL is a devastating condition in which shoulder cartilage deteriorates and causes the bones to grind against each other.
Symptoms of PAGCL (such as joint weakness, joint stiffness, and loss of range of motion) typically develop between 3 and 12 months after using the shoulder pain pump. Once diagnosed, PAGCL treatments involve minimizing the symptoms of the condition, as there is no cure for PAGCL. In the worst cases, injured patients will need a total shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty), a procedure that is invasive, expensive, and difficult to recover from.
When to Consult a Shoulder Pain Pump Attorney
Those who have been diagnosed with PAGCL and who have a history of using shoulder pain pumps will:
- Require immediate medical attention to prevent further health complications.
- Have a strong defective device claim against the manufacturer of their pain pump and/or the physician who implanted the device.
- Have the best chances of building a strong case and winning the maximum possible settlement by working with an experienced shoulder pain pump lawyer.
Highly knowledgeable about the legal system, pain pump litigation, and relevant clinical research, shoulder pain pump attorneys are passionate about helping victims secure the settlement awards they deserve from negligent medical device companies.
Prospective plaintiffs are encouraged to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements, as well as receive advice regarding how to best proceed with their case, by attending a free initial consultation with a seasoned pain pump lawyer.
If you or a loved one used a shoulder pain pump and suffers from PAGCL you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.