On November 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration warned about the dangers of morcellators. Morcellators are surgical equipment used for removing large masses of tissue during laparoscopic surgery. They may spread cancer and decrease the long-term survival of patients during fibroid surgery. People who have used morcellators during uterine surgery should speak with an attorney about their options. You may be entitled to compensation for this condition. Speak with an attorney at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today.
FDA Documents Dozens of Morcellators Cases
Based on a quantitative analysis of currently available data, the FDA estimated that approximately 1 in 350 women who are undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids is found to have an unsuspected uterine sarcoma. If laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in these women, there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue. This can spread within the abdomen and pelvis, significantly worsening the patient’s likelihood of long-term survival.
What an Attorney Can Do
If you knew that using a laparoscopic power morcellator during surgery would spread cancer, would you have agreed to the surgery? If you weren’t adequately warned about the side effects of using a morcellator, you may have a legal case.
You should speak with an attorney about your options if you’ve been affected. Call us anytime at (877) 513-9517 or fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation from an experienced pharmaceutical drug attorney.
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