Designed to deliver pain medication to a specific part of a patient’s body, pain pumps have been linked to Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL), a rare, painful condition that sometimes necessitates joint replacement surgery.
If you used a pain pump and believe you suffered PAGCL or some other negative side effect as a result, you shouldn’t have go through more trouble to be compensated for the harm you’ve already suffered. The Rottenstein Law Group knows this, and we want you to believe it. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Just What Is a “Pain Pump”?
A “pain pump” is a medical device that delivers pain relief medication directly to a specific part of the body using a catheter and a small pump that is either implanted under the skin or worn on the body. Such devices are used for the management of post-surgical or chronic pain, and because local anesthetics (rather than narcotics) are typically administered, they reduce the risk of addiction and neurological impairment associated with narcotics, often allowing a patient to return to an active lifestyle much sooner. And because medication is delivered to the exact spot where it’s needed, lower doses can be administered. Read more
Why Are Pain Pumps Problematic?
Pain pumps became a popular alternative to narcotic pain relievers in the late 1990s. One of the more common uses of the devices is for post-arthroscopic shoulder pain management. But in 2004 orthopedic surgeons began to notice a growing number of patients developing Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL), a rare, painful condition involving the deterioration of shoulder cartilage that sometimes necessitates joint replacement surgery. And with mounting evidence linking chrondolysis to pain pumps, medical professionals and federal regulators are becoming ever more critical of the devices. Read more
RLG Knows There’s a Better Way
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again.
The Rottenstein Law Group believes that getting satisfaction from the company that harmed you shouldn’t be just more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.