Pain Pump Lawsuit Attorney
Vanderhyde and Associates Law Firm is helping people who have suffered injuries associated with the use of shoulder pain pumps. We are accepting Pain Pump Lawsuit cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one has experienced side effects associated with the use of pain management pumps after surgery, you may have a legal claim. Please contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or complete our online contact form and a Pain Pump Lawsuit Attorney will contact you to discuss your options.
A Shoulder Pain Pump (or Pain Ball) is implanted into the shoulder of a patient during arthroscopic surgery. By using the pump, the patient is able to inject a continuous stream of medication into the surgical site to help reduce pain. Pain pumps have been used for many years and have had a successful track record. However, in 2007 the medical community began to notice an increase in complaints from patients. People who were having relatively minor shoulder surgeries were beginning to develop serious problems with cartilage loss and deterioration.
After further investigation, a prestigious medical journal suggested that pain medicine pumps may have been delivering too much medicine to the surgical site. Problems were also noted regarding the placement of the pumps. Some doctors were placing the pumps directly into the shoulder joint, instead of the tissue surrounding it. This technique is called an intra articular placement. This intra articular placement destroys the shoulder cartilage because the medicine in the pump is toxic to the joint. Once the shoulder cartilage is damaged, it can never grow back. This leaves the patient with a permanent and severe injury.
Over 27 different corporations have been named as defendants in this litigation. 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. Some of the manufacturers include:
• Breg Inc.
• DJO Inc.
• DePuy and Breg, Inc.
• Smith and Nephew Inc.
• Stryker Corp
The most commonly used devices include (this is only a partial list):
• PainPump Blockaid ®
• I-Flow ®
• On-Q Painbuster ®
• Accufuser Plus Pain Pump ®
If you or a loved one have suffered Pain Pump Side Effects, you may have a claim. We are investigating cases involving PAGCL, Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Cartilage Loss, and other injuries to the shoulder joint. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees unless we make a recovery for you. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or use our online contact form.