Colorado morcellator cancer lawsuit attorneys note a July 2015 settlement in one of the first federally filed morcellator cancer lawsuits against LiNA Medical APS, Kebomed AG and LiNA Medical US, manufacturers of power morcellators, which are medical devices used to remove large masses of tissue during laparoscopic surgery. The suit was filed on behalf of a man who lost his wife to cancer in 2013.
If you or a loved one developed cancer after a procedure involving a morcellator, contact Attorney Group for Colorado for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated medical device lawyer who can assist you through the legal process.
According to wset.com the lawsuit was filed in March 2014 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on behalf of a widower whose wife died after undergoing a power morcellator hysterectomy. The plaintiff stated in the lawsuit that there was no evidence of cancer in his 53-year-old wife prior to having the hysterectomy in 2012. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer only nine days after undergoing the procedure according to the news report. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, but it could impact other morcellator lawsuits under consideration for consolidation into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas for coordinated pretrial proceedings.
Morcellator cancer lawsuit attorneys are helping victims and their families who have suffered as a result of a power morcellator procedure.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries in lawsuits filed by injured parties.
Patients who developed cancer following a morcellation procedure may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
If a loved one dies from complications with a morcellator, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, which include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
Morcellator cancer lawsuits are alleging these and other damages as a result of severe injuries sustained from power morcellator procedures. Lawyers in Colorado and other states are assisting patients and families who have been impacted by these devices.
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If you have been injured by a morcellator or any defective medical device, contact Attorney Group for Colorado for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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