Pain Pumps

Pain Pump Side Effects

The product liability lawyers at are currently accepting personal injury cases involving shoulder pain pumps and pain balls on behalf of victims nationwide. Defective pain pumps, which release too much medication, can cause serious injury. If you have suffered pain pump side effects, an experienced attorney can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

Pain pump use has been linked to a painful condition known as PAGCL (Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis). PAGCL occurs when the shoulder cartilage begins to deteriorate, causing permanent pain and loss of mobility. In extreme cases, patients have required a complete removal of the shoulder joint and the installation of a prosthetic shoulder.

This loss of cartilage can be caused by the release of too much pain pump medicine. These injuries can leave patients incapacitated, and in need of long term care. Symptoms include grinding, clicking and popping of the shoulder, stiffness or weakness, and decreased range of motion and use of the shoulder.

Hundreds of people across the country have been affected by pain pump side effects. Lawsuits are pending against the companies that manufacture, market, and distribute the defective devices.

Have you suffered pain pump side effects? Contact an experienced pain pump attorney to discuss your legal options. Our lawyers can help you obtain fair compensation.

Potential Pain Pump Side Effects

Hundreds of individuals across the country use high volume pain pumps to cope with the pain that often follows arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Now a new study suggests that the pumps may deliver too much medicine causing a loss of cartilage that can lead to lifelong pain and suffering.

In 2006, a presentation at an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting discussed a study that linked the use of intra-articular pain pumps in shoulder surgeries to a condition called Post arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL).

PAGCL is one of the most common pain pump side effects following shoulder surgeries. The aforementioned study reviewed 152 patients who had undergone anthroscopic shoulder surgeries and found that 12 of the patients developed PAGCL. In addition, the researchers found that all of the patients who developed the condition had been administered a shoulder pain pump filled with bupivacaine and epinephrine during their surgery. Furthermore, the only factor that the patients had in common was the use of a shoulder pain pump.

Who is affected? pain pump lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals and families injured by shoulder pain pumps manufactured, marketed, or distributed by Stryker, I-Flow, On-Q, Donjoy, Accufuser, DJO Inc, BREG Inc. Smith and Nephew, Striker.  If you’ve suffered pain pump side effects, an experienced attorney can help. Contact our pain pump lawyers today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Pain Pump Litigation

Our team of pain pump lawyers work with individuals and families of those who have been injured or suffered side effects associated with defective shoulder pain pumps. These pumps have affected people throughout the United States. Arthroscopic surgery is generally considered a relatively safe procedure.

We believe the manufacturers failed to warn about the risks associated with these pain pumps and should be held accountable for any harm they have caused. The people who have suffered injuries should be treated fairly and compensated for their losses (whether it is for bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life and independence, or pain and suffering).

Contact our Pain Pump Lawyers

Recent studies have linked the use of post-operative, intra-articular high volume shoulder pain pumps following arthroscopic shoulder surgery to a rare, life-altering condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis.

If you or a loved one has developed cartilage damage or Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) following arthroscopic surgery, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a shoulder pain pump lawsuit and we can help. Contact our pain pump lawyers today to discuss your legal options.

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