The law firm of Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., L.P.A. is currently investigating cases involving the intra-articular pain pump catheters that are temporarily implanted in a patient’s shoulder during surgery. These medical devices have been linked to PAGCL, Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis, an extremely painful condition that involves deterioration of the cartilage in the shoulder joint.
Surgeons have been using this pain pump for years; the flexible plastic catheters deliver the pain medication directly into the joint and can extend numbing agents up to 48 hours.
The pain pump’s association with PAGCL was greatest when the device was used to deliver a combination of epinephrine and bupivacaine directly into the shoulder joint. The manufacturer of the pump continued to recommend the device to surgeons.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective product in Ohio, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., L.P.A. today.