Pain pumps are designed to deliver controlled amounts of pain medication to a patient following surgery. A shoulder pain pump, for instance, is a medical device used to deliver pain medication to patients following arthroscopic surgery. Recent studies have linked the shoulder pain pump to a serious, life-altering condition known as Post-Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL).
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with PAGCL following shoulder surgery, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. For more information, contact the experienced shoulder pain pump lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP today. We serve injured consumers nationwide.
Pain Pumps And PAGCL
PAGCL is an extremely painful condition in which the cartilage in the shoulder joint begins to deteriorate. Patients who suffer from this condition may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Pain in the shoulder joint while at rest or in motion
- Clicking, popping or grinding in the shoulder joint
- Stiffness and/or weakness in the shoulder
- Decline in the range of motion
Patients who suffer from PAGCL may endure a lifetime of pain and a permanent decreased range of motion, as there is no current treatment for the condition.
Am I At Risk?
The pain pumps that may be involved include those manufactured by Stryker Co., DJO Inc., I-Flow Co., BREG Inc. and more. Some of the most commonly used pumps include:
- Stryker® PainPump 1®
- Stryker® PainPump 2®
- PainPump® Blockaid®
- On-Q® Painbuster®
- Donjoy® Pain Control Device
- Accufuser® Plus Pain Pump
Shoulder Pain Pump Lawsuits
Chaffin Luhana LLP is prepared to investigate lawsuits on behalf of patients who have been harmed by a pain pump. If you or a loved one has developed PAGCL following surgery in which a shoulder pain pump was used, you may qualify to recover compensation for damages including:
- Medical bills
- Surgical costs if additional surgery is necessary
- Long-term treatment costs including pain medication
- Lost wages during recovery if could not work as a result
- Emotional pain and suffering associated with the injury
To find out if you qualify for a shoulder pain pump lawsuit, contact Chaffin Luhana LLP’s experienced pain pump lawyers toll-free at (888) 480-1123, or via email. We have the knowledge and resources to help you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve.