PAGCL (Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis)
Surgery can cause intense pain in some patients, and this pain has been effectively managed by drug-administering pain pumps for years. Unfortunately, the growing connection between pain pumps and PAGCL, a painful cartilage-deteriorating condition, is becoming clear in recent years. Here’s what you need to know about pain pumps and PAGCL:
Patients who have experienced shoulder surgery are at specific risk for PAGCL (postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis). This condition causes cartilage around the shoulder area to deteriorate, leading to narrowed joint space, decreased range of motion, grinding or popping of the shoulder joint, stiffness, and constant pain. PAGCL was linked to pain pumps in an October 2007 article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, which pointed out that the condition can be permanent without corrective surgery. Though pain pumps have many benefits, including getting patients on their feet more quickly after surgery, PAGCL is obviously counter-productive to the long-term health of patients who have experienced shoulder surgery.
Though the FDA has yet to take action on pain pumps and PAGCL, patients who have experienced this debilitating condition still have legal options. Many have already filed civil lawsuits against the manufacturers of the pain pumps that caused their PAGCL, and the number of victims seeking financial compensation for their injuries is only expected to rise with this condition. Patients who seek compensation can ask the defendants for monetary payments related to the costs of care, any required operations, future treatment, necessary rehabilitation, even pain and suffering and time off of work.
Though it can be tempting to send the message to the companies that produce pain pumps on your own, it is not recommended that you undertake a pain pump/PAGCL lawsuit without a Jacksonville product liability attorney in your corner. At Farah & Farah, we understand the frustration and pain you must be experiencing as a PAGCL patient.
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