Pain Pump Shoulder Injuries in Georgia


January 13, 2011

Many people who undergo arthroscopic surgery receive pain pumps in their shoulder to help alleviate post-operative pain. Pain pumps help to manage pain by releasing controlled amounts of local anesthetics to the surgical site through a catheter. Due to manufacturing defects, some of these pumps release too much medication.

Pain Pump use has been linked to a painful condition known as Glenohumeral Chondrolysis. This condition involves deterioration of the shoulder cartilage and can result in permanent pain and loss of mobility. Some patients implanted with pain pumps must endure complete removal of the shoulder joint and installation of a prosthetic shoulder. Common symptoms of chondrolysis include stiffness of the joint, reduction in strength, and a significant decrease in the range of motion. If you have serious symptoms and previously had a shoulder pain pump, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, represents clients throughout Georgia who have been injured by defective medical devices.

A number of lawsuits are pending against the companies that manufacture, market or distribute shoulder pain pumps. These lawsuits are based on the failure by manufacturers of pain pumps to warn or instruct the medical community about the safety of using the pumps or their potential to cause permanent injury. Pain pumps may result in cartilage deterioration and destruction, which is caused by a manufacturing defect that leads to the release of too much anesthetic.

The three major manufacturers of anesthetic pain control infusion devices include Stryker Corporation, I-Flow Corporation and DJO. There are indications that all three companies may share a history of inadequate research, questionable financial relationships with doctors promoting their devices, and failure to warn doctors and their patients about the dangers associated with their pain pump products. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective pain pump, you should seek immediate legal advice from an experienced Georgia defective medical device attorney.

The attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are prepared to represent you in seeking legal compensation for your pain pump related injuries. Arthroscopic surgery is generally considered a relatively safe procedure. If you suffered unnecessary pain and the debilitating deterioration of your shoulder joint, Montlick and Associates can help you seek legal compensation for your injuries. Our Georgia pain pump lawsuit attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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