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Friday, May 15 2009

Shoulder Pain Pump Causing PAGCL

 

Shoulder Injury patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery have routinely are given pain pumps. Sadly a rare and dangerous condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) is affecting shoulder surgery patients given pain pumps.  Now a new study suggests that the pumps may deliver too much medicine causing a destroying cartilage that can lead to PAGCL, a life changing condition with lifelong pain and suffering. See PAGCL Pain Pump Lawsuits

 

Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL)?


Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis is a condition in which the cartilage located within the shoulder joint begins to deteriorate. This typically occurs after an individual has had surgery on the affected shoulder. The condition generally affects the glenohumeral joint, which is the joint at the end of the shoulder comprised of the socket of the shoulder blade and the ball of the arm bone. The cartilage between these two portions of the arm and shoulder is the site affected by postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis. As the cartilage begins to deteriorate due to the condition, the individual starts to experience the complications associated with the disorder.

 

The pain pumps of concern are made by and distributed by Stryker Co., DJO Inc., I-Flow Co. & BREG Inc.  Most common shoulder pain pump models are:

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

PAGCH Pain Pump Lawsuit

If you or a loved one have had a shoulder surgery and were given a pain pump and then within 2-12 months developed cartilage damage or cartilage deterioration or you have been diagnosed with Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) following an arthroscopic surgery, then you should contact the Willis Law Firm immediately. You may be entitled to substantial compensation if our experts can prove that the pain pump caused your PAGCL.

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Posted by: DW AT 01:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, May 06 2009

Byetta Side Effects of Pancreatitis

Last year in August 2008, the FDA issued additional warnings due to additional reports of 6 cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta.The FDA reported of 6 Byetta cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in which all 6 patients required hospitalization, two patients died and four patients were recovering at time of reporting. The FDA stopped short of issuing an official Byetta Black box warning, the strongest FDA warning that can be imposed, short of a Byetta recall, but the FDA indicated it was working with Amylin to add stronger and more prominent warnings on the product label about the risk serious and possible Byetta side effects including acute hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis. See: Byetta Pancreatitis Side Effects

Posted by: DW AT 08:05 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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