Shoulder Injuries

Clavicle fractures are among the most common acute shoulder injuries, and more than 80 percent of them can be managed conservatively.

Common acute soft tissue injuries include shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff tears, and sprains.

Shoulder injury claims can result from car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace injuries and can involve:

  • Rotator cuff injuries – requiring rotator cuff tear surgery
  • Muscle tears
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • Injuries requiring arthroscopy surgery

Sometimes a shoulder injury claim can be for the acute, permanent pain caused by the user of a Shoulder Surgery Pain Pump. A shoulder pain pump is a medical device designed to deliver medication to a patient experiencing shoulder pain after arthroscopic surgery. With a shoulder pain pump, a catheter is placed in the patient’s shoulder joint, and medication is infused by the pump through the catheter into the joint for two to three days. Unfortunately, the use of a shoulder pain pump has resulted in permanent cartilage damage and pain to some patients.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive way to treat a damaged or painful joint such as a shoulder, hip, or knee. With an arthroscope, an incision less than a centimeter is made, and surgical instruments such as an endoscope can be inserted through the incision. Arthroscopic surgery can be a very beneficial treatment, and it is performed widely in the U.S. for shoulders affected by severe arthritis and other problems.

After a patient’s arthroscopic surgery on a shoulder, the significant pain that is often experienced has sometimes been treated with a disposable shoulder pain pump. It’s put in place when the patient is discharged after surgery, and it’s removed when the pain medication is no longer needed.

These pumps have been used after arthroscopic shoulder surgery in many patients in the U.S., and some of these individuals have developed a condition called “postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL)” that is traced to the use of one of these shoulder pain pumps.

PAGCL causes the destruction of the shoulder joint’s cartilage. It develops months after the use of a shoulder pain pump. PAGCL is a very painful condition for which there is no consistently successful treatment. It often leaves a patient with permanent pain in his or her shoulder.

If you have used a shoulder pain pump and you’re experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness, a decreased range of motion, or clicking, popping or grinding of the shoulder, contact the firm, to discuss your circumstances. You may be entitled to money for your pain and suffering.

How We Can Help

The firm, has over 20 years’ experience handling serious and catastrophic personal injury cases stemming from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, cruise ship accidents, and aviation disasters. We assign a highly qualified accident lawyer immediately to handle your case. We want you to focus on getting well and let us handle the legal aspects of your suffering.

Once you retain us to represent you, we provide you with 24-hour access to your accident lawyer and we will review your file with you every 60 days. We can also help create the means to pay your accident-related medical bills. We will support you in every way until your case is concluded. Allow us to help you. Our experienced, qualified, accident lawyers are ready to handle your accident situation. Call 800-934-4LAW (4529) for a free consultation with an experienced accident lawyer.