South Carolina Shoulder Pain Pump Attorney Gives Advice To PAGCL Victims

If you think you may have contracted PAGCL, or Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis, due to a shoulder surgery pain pump, there are certain actions you can take to find out more. Rhett Klok, a South Carolina attorney for over 15 years whose practice focuses in medical health litigation including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical malpractice, says that he advises clients to take the following actions:

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Shoulder Pain Pumps & PAGCL: Injuries Go Beyond Physical Pain

Shoulder surgery pain pumps, medical devices which are used to treat post-surgical pain from shoulder surgery, have long been linked to PAGCL, or Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis, which is the dissolution of the cartilage space between the shoulder. While that is an extremely painful physical condition, injured victims say that the depression and anxiety that accompany it can be worse.

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Shoulder Pain Pump Lawsuits: Which Venue Is Best For You?

Lawsuits over shoulder pain pumps and their link to PAGCL, or postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis, a condition where the cartilage disintegrates between the humeral head in the shoulder and the glenoid (ball and the socket), are being filed throughout the country. If you’ve been injured by one of these medical devices, it’s important to decide which venue is best for you. Our legal expert provides some insight.

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PAGCL Victims: Suffering Likely Worse Than Before Shoulder Surgery

The link between shoulder pain pump medical devices and PAGCL, or Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis – a condition in which cartilage degenerates between the bone and socket of the shoulder – has been fairly established in several studies. Even though that information is something legal experts say should benefit those who have been injured, the harsh reality of the situation is that injured victims continue to suffer – sometimes even more than before their surgeries and with little hope of rehabilitation.

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Shoulder Surgery Pain Pump Anesthetic Manufacturers Part Of PAGCL Litigation

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have been brought into shoulder pain pump litigation along with medical device companies. Product liability attorneys say that pharmaceutical manufactures such as APP Pharmaceuticals; Abbott Labs; AstraZeneca; Watson Pharmaceuticals; Abraxix BioScience; Hospira, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson knew that their drugs were being used in the pumps that have caused hundreds of patients to contract PAGCL. But, can they be liable under the law?

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Shoulder Pain Pump Manufacturers Defied FDA & Caused Patient Injuries

Shoulder pain pump manufacturer, McKinley Medical, now the Stryker Corporation, asked the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) if it could use its medical device for off-label purposes. The FDA said no, but it ignored that ruling – which has caused hundreds to contract PAGCL and subjected them to product liability lawsuits.

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South Carolina Shoulder Pain Pump Litigation: Attorney Answers FAQs

Shoulder pain pump lawsuits are increasing as more patients realize that their PAGCL, postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis, was caused by these medical devices. Rhett Klok, a South Carolina attorney for over 15 years whose practice focuses in medical health litigation including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical malpractice, provided answers to these frequently asked questions:

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Lawsuits Continue Over Shoulder Pain Pumps Inserted To Treat Post Surgical Pain

Lawsuits over shoulder surgery pain pumps which are inserted and used to treat post-surgical pain continue against manufacturers such as Breg; DJO; SMI Liquidating, also known as Sorensen Medical; I-Flow; Moog; McKinley Medical; Stryker Corporation; Oratec Interventions; B. Braun Medical; Sgarlato Laboratories and DePuy. Our South Carolina legal expert explains why these medical devices are so dangerous, how they’ve been linked to PAGCL and provides an update on the ongoing litigation.

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Why Have Shoulder Pain Pump Manufacturers Been Silent About Chondrolysis?

Medical device companies that manufacture shoulder pain pumps are aware of theirdevices’ link to chondrolysis, or PAGCL (postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis).However, only one manufacturer has ever addressed the issue – and even its warning was insufficient. So, why have these companies been silent while so many people have been injured?

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