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People who are living with chronic pain are often searching for any means of relief so they can go about their lives pain-free. Over the years, medical devices have come a long way thanks to technological advances. However, not all medical devices are as successful as the inventors once hoped. Spinal cord stimulators are one popular method of pain relief, in which a device is implanted to send small amounts of electricity directly to the spinal cord. While spinal cord stimulators can be beneficial for some individuals, others can suffer tremendously if their implant is defective.
If you are the victim of a defective spinal cord stimulator, you have legal rights! It is important that you take your legal options into consideration. The experienced defective medical device attorneys at Brock & Goetzmann can assist you in recovering the compensation you are entitled to.
Uses For Spinal Cord Stimulators
Chronic pain can be debilitating and prevent people from living their lives the way they want to. Spinal cord stimulators aim to improve quality of life for people who do suffer from daily pain, although this method of treatment is typically combined with pain medications and physical therapy. Some of the many types of chronic pain that may be treated or managed by spinal cord stimulators include the following:
- Post-surgical pain
- Chronic back pain
- Heart pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Post-amputation pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Nerve-related pain
What are Complications Associated With Spinal Cord Stimulators?
As helpful as spinal cord stimulators can be for some, there are also certain complications that can arise with these devices. These complications can be devastating and have significant repercussions for a patient. Some of the complications associated with spinal cord stimulators include the following:
- Infection within the first 8 weeks
- Device migration, which often requires additional surgery
- Dural puncture, which can result in a cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Spinal cord trauma, which may result in nerve injury or paralysis
It is also important to be aware that once you have a spinal cord stimulator implanted, MRI machines can cause serious injuries. Additionally, you should be sure to turn off your stimulator whenever you drive or operate heavy machinery.
Hiring the right law firm makes a difference
If you have suffered from a serious injury related to a spinal cord stimulator, it is important that you consider your legal options and are being represented by a committed law firm with proven results. Whether you suffered an injury during the implantation surgery at the hands of your surgeon or you suffered another injury caused by the device, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you faced. To discuss your situation with an experienced legal team, contact Brock & Goetzmann today and learn how we can help.