New Stryker Lawsuit Involved Pain Pump

Stryker had been in the news the last few years over lawsuits filed against the medical company for its defective artificial hips. Now, Stryker faces lawsuits concerning its pain pump medical device. One such lawsuit filed in federal court in Las Vegas alleges that Stryker officials have been marketing the pain pump for uses other than those approved by the FDA.
Stryker pain pumps are inserted into the joint space of the shoulder and have been associated with damage to the surrounding cartilage. The lawsuit filed in Nevada alleges, “Stryker knew or should have known that its pain pumps, when used with aesthetic medications in the joint space, could be toxic to shoulder cartilage.”