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More about the Pain Pump Lawsuits

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a paper stating that U.S. companies are losing an estimated $62 billion in annual productivity due to pain related illnesses.  This is an alarming amount of money lost due to individuals who are stricken with severe chronic pain.  If you have experienced pain and overly not getting relief from your pain medication, your healthcare provider may suggest you use a drug pain pump.  Pain pumps are devices that are implanted at the area of trauma that release pain medication directly on that site.  The amount of pain medication is just a small fraction of the medication needed if taken orally.  A large manufacturer of pain pump devices is Medtronic.  Medtronic has had a number of setbacks with their pain pumps in that they are associated with a number of side effects.  Due to these side effects a Medtronic Pain Pump Warning has been issued by the FDA.  By September 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested a Recall for Medtronic pain pumps.

The Medtronic Pain Pump Warning Recall includes models:

  • Indura 1P Intrathecal Catheter, model 8709SC
  • Intrathecal Catheter, model 8731SC
  • Sutureless Pump Connector Revision Kit, model 8578
  • Intrathecal Catheter Pump Segment Revision Kit, model 8596SC

If you have any of the above Medtronic pain pumps implanted, you might want to contact a Pain Pump attorney to learn more about the Medtronic Pain Pump Warning and to see if you qualify for a Pain Pump Lawsuit.

 

The Medtronic Pain Pump Warning includes information on side effects such as spinal and vascular complications that involve bleeding, infection and tissue damage.  All of these side effects may require additional surgical procedures.  The Medtronic Pain Pump Warning also states that improper use of the pain pump may result in pocket seroma (fluid filled sac around the device), hematoma, erosion, lumbar puncture, meningitis, paralysis and possible device rejection.  If you have experienced any of these side effects, you should speak with a Pain Pump lawyer to see if you qualify for a Pain Pump Lawsuit.

FDA Issues Pain Pump, Recall

In September 2008, the FDA issued a recall for Medtronic drug pumps.  These pumps are used to treat patients who have spasticity related to cystic fibrosis, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.  The FDA issued a Class 1 recall stating that the product may cause serious health consequences or even death.  Improper connections between the implanted catheter and the pump cause the medication to leak causing under or overdosing.  At least 25,000 of these pumps have been sold.  Medtronic has also been responsible for other defective medical devices such as the Medtronic defibrillator and pacemaker.

If you have an implanted Medtronic pain device, you may wish to contact a Pain Pump attorney to learn more about the Medtronic Pain Pump Warning and see if you qualify for a Pain Pump Lawsuit.  Pain pump lawsuits are being filed around the country.

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

Lawyer are now speaking with individuals who have been harmed after receiving a shoulder pain pump after surgery. According to the FDA some  injections given by infusion pain pumps has resulted in reports of chondrolysis,  a severe type of shoulder arthritis in which the cartilage of the joint is abruptly lost after shoulder arthroscopy.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a Medtronic Pain Pump installed in your shoulder, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.

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