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New Orleans Based Legal Assistance For Shoulder Pain Pump Injuries Throughout Louisiana


For years, patients have used pain pumps to cope with the pain following arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

My name is Mike Gertler.  I’m a Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans with the Gertler Law Firm.  I’d like to give you a quick overview of recent developments in pain pump litigation – and explain the options available to you if you have suffered a permanent injury after using a pain pump.

A recent study has indicated that if a pain pump delivers too much pain relieving medicine into a shoulder joint, a loss of cartilage can occur.

This cartilage loss leads to a condition called Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL), which can ultimately lead to lifelong pain and suffering.

In late 2006, at a presentation during an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, the presenting doctors highlighted a study that reviewed 152 patients who had undergone shoulder surgeries and found that 12 of the patients developed PAGCL.  The key here is that all 12 of the patients that developed PAGCL used a pain pump, which was the only factor that these patients had in common.

PAGCL symptoms which could develop following arthroscopic shoulder surgery include:

  • Constant shoulder pain;
  • A clicking, grinding or popping in the shoulder joint;
  • Shoulder stiffness or considerable weakness;
  • Significant decrease in range of motion.

If you, or a loved one, have developed cartilage damage or Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) following arthroscopic surgery, you should contact us immediately.

The Attorneys at the Gertler Law Firm are investigating pain-pump claims on behalf of Louisiana and New Orleans residents who have suffered cartilage damage following arthroscopic surgery and use of pain pumps.

Which Shoulder Pain Pumps Are Causing This Condition?

The pain pumps causing this painful condition include those manufactured by Stryker, DJO, I-Flow, BREG, and several others, including:

  • Stryker
  • Stryker® PainPump 1®
  • Stryker® PainPump 2®
  • PainPump® Blockaid®
  • I-Flow®
  • On-Q® Painbuster®
  • Donjoy®
  • Donjoy® Pain Control Device
  • Accufuser® Plus Pain Pump

Pain Pump Lawsuits

Numerous defective product lawsuits have been initiated against manufacturers that market or distribute the pain pumps.  Among the numerous claims in these pain pump lawsuits are allegations that the manufacturers failed to instruct or warn the medical community in the United States that the safe use of the pain pumps in the shoulder joint space had not been established – and that the continuous injections of pain medication might cause permanent injury.

If you or a loved one has significant cartilage damage or Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) following arthroscopic surgery and use of a pain pump, you should contact us immediately.  You may be entitled to compensation by filing a shoulder pain pump lawsuit – and we’d like to help.

Please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And if we pursue your personal injury case, this firm operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure either a monetary settlement or a judgment.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need the help of an experienced and successful New Orleans, Louisiana based Pain Pump Injury Attorney, please call us.