Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis is a severe medical complication associated with the use of shoulder pain pump use following a medical procedure. Intra-articular pain pumps catheters are medical devices used to control pain in patients after surgery; pain pumps have resulted in hundreds of cases of Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL). According to an FDA medical device safety communication reports of PAGCL began to appear more frequently with the increasing use of continuous postoperative infusion of anesthetics into the glenohumeral joint following shoulder surgery. Victims of post surgical shoulder pain pump injuries are entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries; if you or a loved one have suffered such injuries and would like to learn more about filing a claim against the manufacturers of defective medical devices contact our Law Offices.
What is Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis
PAGCL refers to the complete destruction of the articular joint cartilage. Before the expansion in the use of post-surgical shoulder pain pumps brachial plexus birth injuries accounted for the majority of such cases. When the cartilage surrounding the shoulder is destroyed the bones of the shoulder no longer have the needed lubrication required to perform properly. In most instances Articular cartilage cannot be restored in patients. The loss of the cartilage results in severe pain permanent loss of the use of shoulder functions requiring extensive shoulder reconstruction surgeries. Other significant symptoms of Chondrolysis include
- Stiffening of the shoulder
- General weakness of the shoulder
- Inability to perform shoulder functions
- Decreased brachiation (range of motion) of the shoulder
- Clicking of the shoulder including popping of the shoulder
Victims of Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis must undergo multiple medical procedures for steroid injection to lessen pain, the removal of damaged cartilage, and completed shoulder replacement.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
Medical device lawsuits are generally predicated on three distinct causes of action.
(1) Defect in the design of the medical device
(2) Defect in the manufacturing process and
(3) Failure to warn patients and or medical doctors of the known dangers associated with the use of the defective medical device.
Victim Rights – Compensation for your Injuries
Individuals devastated by Chondrolysis are entitled to full and just compensation for their loss from manufacturers of defective medical devices. Monetary compensation will be basewd on several factors including reimbursement for
(1) All medical expenses including surgical revision procedures
(2) Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
(3) Pain and suffering
(4) Emotional trauma.
The Downtown LA Law Group is currently accepting cases of Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis caused by the use of Intra-articular Infusion Shoulder Pain Pumps. All consultations regarding your injury claim are free. Our Law Firm is a contingency based practice meaning that you don’t have to pay for our fees until there is a settlement of your case. Further Information: Defective Medical Device Lawsuits Statute of Limitations – Deadline to File Your Case