Shoulder pain pump settlements are monetary awards granted to those who developed serious side effects as a result of using the surgically implanted medical devices produced by Stryker, I-Flow, Inc., BREG, Inc., and DJO, Inc. Shoulder pain pumps administer a steady stream or on demand painkilling medication to a patient to ease recovery following minimally invasive shoulder surgery (known as arthroscopic surgery).
These devices are removed after they are no longer needed, which is usually between 3 and 12 months after surgery. Approximately 63 percent of all patients will develop a serious side effect known as post-arthroscopic glenohumeral chrondrolysis (PAGCL), according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Incurable and crippling, PAGCL causes the deterioration of the cartilage in the shoulder, grinding of bones, limited range of motion, and extreme pain.
Pain pump patients who are diagnosed with PAGCL will require life-long treatments to minimize their symptoms. In the gravest cases, PAGCL will require expensive and invasive shoulder replacement surgery, which carries its own risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time. It is crucial that injured pain pump patients know that skilled defective device attorneys are here to aggressively represent their rights and help them win the highest possible settlement for their injuries and losses.
How to Secure a Shoulder Pain Pump Settlement
To get on the path to securing the compensation they deserve, injured pain pump patients are invited to attend a complimentary initial consultation with a seasoned pain pump attorney. During this meeting, a pain pump lawyer will thoroughly evaluate an injured party’s claims, and provide him or her with expert advice on how to proceed in order to win the maximum possible pain pump settlement.
While compensation granted in these cases will depend on the severity of the patient’s injuries, typically pain pump settlements include compensation for the injured party’s outstanding medical bills, long-term treatment costs, permanent disabilities, lost wages, pain, and suffering. To encourage injured pain pump patients to stand up for their legal rights and seek the compensation they deserve, defective device lawyers work on contingency.
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.