Many people who used pain pumps after undergoing surgery have developed a rare, serious medical condition known as chondrolysis. New studies suggest that the pumps may deliver too much medicine, destroying cartilage that can lead to debilitating pain and other serious side effects.
Pain Pump Class Action Lawsuit Information
Hundreds of people have filed pain pump lawsuits, but these are not consolidated into a pain pump class action. Attorneys have tried to establish a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) to centralize the lawsuits in one federal court, but efforts were denied in 2008 and 2010. As a result of these rulings, shoulder pain pump lawsuits involving chondrolysis (also known as PAGCL) have remained separate and are proceeding as individual lawsuits.
Pain pump lawsuits involve many products, including:
- Intra-Articular Pain Pumps
- I-Flow On Q Pump
- Stryker Pain Pump
- Accufuser Plus Pain Pump
- Donjoy Pain Pump
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a large number of people all have the same legal claim against the same defendant. By joining together, plaintiffs share the expense of hiring an attorney. The attorney chooses a plaintiff to be the “class representative,” and the success or failure of the lawsuits depends on that person’s claim. If compensation is awarded, the attorney takes a percentage and the rest is divided among class members.