What Should I Do If I Have Suffered from an Injury Related to a Spinal Cord Stimulator?


Chronic pain impacts many individuals daily. When an individual suffers from pain such as this, they will do anything they can in the search for relief. This is why many will turn to medical devices. Unfortunately, not all medical devices are risk-free. This is true for spinal cord stimulators. These devices are used to send a small amount of electricity to the spinal cord to offer relief from chronic pain. If you have been injured by a defective spinal cord stimulator, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages.

To learn more about filing a claim after being injured due to a defective medical device, continue reading. If you require assistance with your upcoming claim, look no further than our experienced defective medical device attorney at Brock & Goetzmann. Our team is prepared to fight for your right to the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our service and how we can assist you.

What are spinal cord stimulators?

Spinal cord stimulators are used in patients who suffer from chronic pain as a way to treat or manage the following types of pain:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Heart pain
  • Post-amputation pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Spinal cord injuriesNerve-related pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Arachnoiditis

What complications can occur from spinal cord stimulators?

The following are the most common complications that can occur due to spinal cord stimulators:

  • Bleeding
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Infection
  • Device migration
  • Dural puncture (this can result in a cerebrospinal fluid leak)

If you have an implanted spinal cord stimulator, it is important that you turn off your stimulator when you are driving or operating heavy machinery because MRI machines can also lead to severe injuries.

What should I do if I’ve been injured by a spinal cord stimulator?

If you have been injured by a defective spinal cord stimulator, the first step you should take is to retain the services of an experienced defective medical device attorney who will help you to file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve. If a defective medical device has led to severe injuries that have caused you significant damages, you may be entitled to recover significant compensation for the emotional, financial, and physical burdens you face. To learn more about filing your claim and how our firm can assist you, contact Brock & Goetzmann today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.


Brock & Goetzmann has significant experience representing victims of defective medical devices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  If you have been impacted in any way by a defective medical device, preserve the evidence and call us to investigate. Give our experienced Texas firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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