Weitz & Luxenberg Attorneys: Are You in Pain from a Shoulder Pain Pump?

Shoulder pain pumps are devices that are inserted during shoulder surgery to minimize post surgical pain. Shoulder pain pumps however, can lead to a serious, permanent and painful condition known as PAGCL. Weitz & Luxenberg is accepting shoulder pain pump cases involving PAGCL. To explore legal options, please visit www.weitzlux.com

New York, NY, June 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Attorneys at the leading personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg are accepting shoulder pain pump cases involving people who are experiencing extreme pain after insertion of a shoulder pain pump. The severe pain is a sign of a serious and permanent shoulder condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL). PAGCL can make the most mundane daily tasks painful. For example, many people with PAGCL experience intolerable pain while sleeping or while moving their shoulder to eat.

What is a shoulder pain pump?

A shoulder pain pump is a device that is inserted into the shoulder during surgery to lessen post-surgical shoulder joint pain. The pump works by continuously infusing pain medication directly into the shoulder through a catheter.

What is Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)?

Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) is a painful shoulder condition caused by cartilage break down in the shoulder. The break down of cartilage causes bone to grind against bone producing excruciating pain and limited range of motion. This condition can require further shoulder surgery. PAGCL is a permanent condition and therefore, only its symptoms can be treated.

Shoulder pain pump lawsuit for Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)

Research has linked shoulder pain pumps to permanent cartilage damage. A study has shown that as many as 63% of patients who use shoulder pain pumps are at risk of developing PAGCL. By the end of 2008, more than 75 shoulder pain pump lawsuits had been filed throughout the U.S. against the manufacturers of pain pumps and various anesthetic (pain) drugs. The shoulder pain pump lawsuits assert that the manufacturers of shoulder pain pumps failed to warn the U.S. medical community that the safety of using pain pumps had not been established and that continuous injections of commonly used anesthetics into the shoulder joint may lead to serious and permanent injury.

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