Women may consider a power morcellator cancer lawsuit if they have developed cancer following a power morcellator procedure. Lawsuits have already been filed alleging that plaintiffs developed cancer following procedures in which surgeons used morcellators. Affected patients are working with a power morcellator cancer lawyer to assist them in recovering compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma or other uterine cancers after a power morcellator procedure contact Attorney Group to learn more. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated power morcellator cancer attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Is Power Morcellator Cancer?
In a traditional myomectomy or hysterectomy procedure, a doctor makes incisions that are a few inches long that allow him or her to remove the uterus intact. Hysterectomies sometimes leaves large scars, and require many days in the hospital leading up to and following the surgery. A less invasive approach that may result in reduced recovery times involves the use of a device called a power morcellator, also referred to as an electric morcellator. The device uses a blade that cuts into the uterus so that the doctor may remove it in pieces through tiny incisions via the hollow tube of the device. However, in some cases, pieces of tissues may be left behind and, if they are malignant, could result in the cancer spreading.
Risks of Using Power Morcellators
In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a warning about the dangers of power morcellators. The warning recommended that physicians should avoid using power morcellators. Though this device initially promised patients faster recovery times, the preservation of the uterus, and the avoidance of complicated surgery, laparoscopic power morcellation procedures have some serious risks, including:
- The morcellation procedure involved the removal of potentially cancerous tissue from the uterus through a small tube; sometime the procedure failed to remove all the target tissue.
- The morcellator device utilized blades to cut away target tissue; however, the disruption of target tissue had the potential to spread cancerous cells throughout the patient’s abdomen.
- If some of the target tissue was missed and if that tissue was cancerous, a patient’s cancer risk would have not been adequately addressed through the procedure.
This spreading of cancer cells can significantly decrease a woman’s chance of long-term survival, particularly for patients who had a prior history of uterine cancer.
Power Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Filed in the U.S.
Lawsuits have been filed against several morcellator manufacturers by patients who have been diagnosed with power morcellator cancer. Their claims allege that the device maker Johnson & Johnson, did not warn patients about the risks associated with morcellators and that they manufactured defective products.
Those patients who have developed power morcellator cancer are seeking compensation for their injuries with the assistance of a power morcellator cancer lawyer.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Medical device manufacturers have a duty to produce safe products. They also must warn the public of any known dangers associated with the product. If they violate these obligations, they can be held liable if a patient sustains an injury.
Patients who suffer complications as a result of a power morcellator may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
- Disfigurement from the injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Scarring from medical treatment for the injury
If a patient dies from power morcellator cancer, family members can pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Loss of financial support or companionship
- Pain, mental anguish and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Conscious suffering and pain of a loved one before death
- Medical expenses attributable to a fatal injury
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe complications from a power morcellator as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the device, are encouraged to seek the advice of a power morcellator cancer lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with endometrial stromal sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma or other uterine cancers after a power morcellator procedure contact Attorney Group 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].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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