Post-operative pain is something that one can expect, no matter how well the surgery went. To this end, doctors often recommend the use of a shoulder pain pump which lets the patient control the amount of pain-relieving medication they get through the use of a device that is attached to their shoulder. While this seems like a nifty and convenient invention, it is not without its pitfalls, as evidenced by the hundreds of patients across the country who received the shoulder pain pump and then went on to develop Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis a rare yet painful condition that causes the loss of cartilage in the glenohumeral joint, leading to the two joints, the socket and bone, rubbing together, resulting in loss of movement as well as excruciating pain when moving one’s shoulder joint.
Did you develop Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis after the installation of a pain pump, leading to the loss of bony tissue and surgery to repair the damage? McCready Law is at the forefront of helping individuals who may have been harmed by defective shoulder pain pumps. We’ve helped thousands of individuals over the last 90 YEARS get the justice and compensation they deserve, and we’d like to do the same for you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we charge you NOTHING until we recover compensation on your behalf. The call is ABSOLUTELY FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.
Here are symptoms associated with Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis:
- Pain and tenderness in the shoulder region at the site of the pump
- Shoulder joint makes a popping sound every time you move it
- Grinding noise coming out of the affected shoulder joint
- General weakness
- Limited range of motion of the shoulder joint
- Unrelenting shoulder joint pain even after administering pain medication constantly
Pain After Shoulder Pain Pump Installation
It is not uncommon for PAGL pain to be delayed months after surgery since the patient’s shoulder is constricted and isn’t used after surgery for quite some time, and only appears when damage has been done to the joint by way of loss of bony tissue and cartilage.
Shoulder Pain Pump Complications
Unfortunately, the damage done by the pain pumps as they administer anesthetic to the shoulder by way of a catheter is irreversible. This can leave one with no choice but to undergo surgery in order to get some kind of relief from the pain and resultant disability
Women are more than men are likely to develop PAGL, and the NIH discourages pain pump use and urges patients instead to talk to their doctors regarding alternative pain relief modalities.
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If you developed Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis after having a pain pump installed into your shoulder, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for compensation, as well as the true value of your pain pump lawsuit claim. You may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, legal fees, and so much more. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.