Fort Wayne Shoulder Pain Pump Lawsuit Attorneys
Shoulder pain pumps are medical devices used to administer pain medications through a catheter. These pumps are advantageous as patients are unable to properly administer medications, such as bupivacaine or epinephrine, directly into their shoulder joint following arthroscopic shoulder surgery. However, too often these pumps administer excessive amounts of medication, resulting in Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL).
What is PAGCL?
PAGCL is directly caused by the shoulder pain pump and is a condition that encompasses:
- Chronic shoulder pain, whether the shoulder is stationary or in motion
- Shoulder stiffness
- Deteriorating shoulder strength
- Localized pain and stiffness at the shoulder joint
- Limited shoulder movement
- Popping, grinding or clicking of the shoulder
Slowly, cartilage deteriorates due to excessive medication being delivered into the joint. This deterioration weakens the shoulder until movement is almost totally compromised.
Shoulder Pain Pump Models
Numerous shoulder pain pump models exist. If you are prescribed one of these defective medical devices and experience PAGCL symptoms, it is essential to consult with your physician immediately.
Common shoulder pain pump models include:
- Donjoy Pain Control Device
- Accufuser Plus Pain Pump
- On-Q Painbuster
- PainPump Blockaid
- Stryker PainPump 1
- Stryker PainPump2
Compensation for Shoulder Pain Pump Injuries
PAGCL is a life-altering condition. Your quality of life will immediately change and you may be unable to return to work, depending on your type of employment.
If you have been injured due to a shoulder pain pump, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Future surgeries
- Medication expenses
- All related medical bills
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Victims of shoulder pain pumps have begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturers, distributors and marketers of these defective medical devices.
If you or a loved one has used a shoulder pain pump and are experiencing symptoms of PAGCL, personal injury attorney Richard Truitt of Truitt Law Offices has the experience and knowledge to obtain compensation for your damages. If you live in Fort Wayne or anywhere in Indiana area, please contact our defective medical devices office online or call us at (888) 665-1972 to schedule your free interview. We work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we recover your damages. Make your first call, your only call.