Cold therapy devices like the Breg Polar 500 are designed to help regain a patient’s flexibility and reduce post-surgical pain. However, these devices can also bring about serious injuries like chronic pain and nerve damage when used too long. Injuries like these may not be the patients’ fault, and victims may be entitled to compensation through filing a lawsuit.
Cold Therapy Lawsuit Update 8/7/12: A California woman was awarded more than $12 million in a landmark lawsuit filed over complications suffered after using a Polar Care 500 cold therapy device. According to allegations raised in the complaint, the Polar Care 500 caused skin on the plaintiff’s legs to die, resulting in extensive injuries that required multiple reconstructive surgeries to correct. Click here to learn more.
Free Breg Polar Care 500 Cold Therapy Case Evaluation: If you suspect you have a cold therapy injury such as chronic pain, frost bite, or permanent nerve damage, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Cold Therapy Overview
Cold therapy systems are typically prescribed to patients after certain surgical procedures to minimize pain and swelling and encourage mobility. The approach utilizes a combination of cryotherapy and static compression to treat joint pain and post-surgical swelling in areas such as the ankles, feet, wrists, hands, knees, and shoulders. Cold therapy devices circulate cold water around these areas after surgery.
Cold therapy units have been considered to be superior to traditional ice packs because they do not have to be “re-frozen” to stay cold – internal motors on the devices keep ice-cold water continuously cycling through the tubes. Unfortunately, cold therapy manufacturers never took the time to notify patients and healthcare professionals of the dangers of applying the cold therapy devices for prolonged periods of time.
Breg Polar Care 500 Cold Therapy Injuries
Injuries associated with the Breg Polar Care 500 cold therapy system include:
- Skin damage
- Nerve damage
- Wrist, ankle, shoulder or back injury
- Hand amputation
- Foot amputation
- Loss of a limb
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Do I have a Breg Polar Care 500 Cold Therapy Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Breg Polar Care 500 cold therapy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.