Shoulder pain pumps have received a lot of criticism and scrutiny lately. The pain pumps are designed to provide arthroscopic shoulder surgery patients some relief immediately after surgery. The pain pump is attached to a catheter which is then inserted into the shoulder joint. The pump delivers pain medication directly to the site of the surgery for 2-3 days following surgery or longer depending on how severe the pain is.
These pumps have grown in popularity because of their ability to help alleviate pain for the patient without the unpleasant side effects of narcotics. They also reduce the amount of breakthrough pain and result in less recovery time after surgery.However, shoulder pain pumps have been linked to the development of a rare condition known as Post-Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL), which causes the progressive destruction of cartilage in the shoulder joint. The condition typically shows up anywhere from 3-12 months after surgery, there is no successful treatment for it and it often results in permanent shoulder pain. The only solution to PAGCL to date is shoulder replacement surgery, a much more complicated and often very painful procedure.
These pumps can be found under brand names such as the Stryker Pain Pump and the I-Flow On-Q Pump.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of an injury due to a defective shoulder pain pump, you need knowledgeable and experienced New York shoulder pain pump attorneys on your side.
The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have been actively investigating cases involving these defective shoulder pain pumps and are working tirelessly to get people like you the compensation for pain and suffering you deserve. The manufacturers of the shoulder pain pumps who failed to disclose proper warnings about the device need to be held accountable. Now we want to hear your story.
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