Morcellator cancer lawyers note 22 pending lawsuits alleging that the use of a power morcellator in hysterectomies and myomectomies can spread undetected cancer cells. A number of claimants in the pending cases are petitioning for federally filed morcellator cases to be consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas.
If you or a loved one developed cancer following a procedure involving a power morcellator, contact Attorney Group for Kansas to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated morcellator cancer lawyer.
22 Power Morcellator Cases Pending Across 16 Different States
Power morcellators have become more commonplace in laparoscopic surgery since 1993, but they have more recently been used in surgeries such as hysterectomies and myomectomies. Plaintiffs allege that the power morcellators can spread cancer cells throughout the body during these procedures.
Currently, 16 different federal courts across the country are handling a total of 22 cases involving the devices. Plaintiffs in six of the cases are petitioning for all morcellator cases to be consolidated in an MDL in the U.S. District Court in Kansas. MDLs are generally known as an efficient and effective course of action to group together many different cases with similar complaints.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Makers of medical devices have a duty to ensure their product is safe to use on patients. If there is a potential danger associated with the use of a medical device, the device maker must provide adequate warnings to the public. If that duty goes unfulfilled, the company could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who are affected by power morcellators may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses, the extent of the injury, loss of ability to work or loss of income, and pain, suffering, and mental anguish. If a patient dies from cancer after a procedure involving a morcellator, that patient’s family members may be able to pursue wrongful death damages, including funeral expenses, medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury, mental anguish from the loss of a loved one, and loss of financial support.
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If you or a loved one developed cancer after a procedure involving a power morcellator, contact Attorney Group for Kansas 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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