As mentioned above, our law firm is working on shoulder pain pump cases with the Williams firm in Portland, Oregon. That firm, along with the Paulson Coletti Law Firm, recently tried a case in Portland. Tom Powers of the Williams firm and John Coletti, a very good trial team, obtained a verdict for their client in that case against I-Flow Corporation. The package of experts and liability information our two firms have developed was used extensively during the trial. The jury returned a compensatory damages verdict in the case in the amount of $5,475,000.00. This was the first shoulder pain pump case tried to a verdict.
Several shoulder pain pump cases went to trial in February of last year in Portland against Stryker Corporation, but never made it to a verdict. After approximately one week of trial, Stryker settled with those six Plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. I-Flow had previously settled another shoulder pain pump case in the fall of 2008.
The injuries and damages to the Plaintiffs in these cases are always substantial. Chondrolysis, or the loss of cartilage, causes extreme pain and leads very quickly to a shoulder replacement. We believe that while there are many more cases that exist, many victims don’t know what happened to their shoulder. As the public becomes more aware of the problems with the pain pumps, we expect these cases to continue to surface. As stated above, if you have any questions about shoulder pain pump litigation, Frank Woodson can help you. Contact him at Frank.Woodson@beasleyallen.com or by phone at 800-898-2034.