Women may consider a uterine morcellation cancer lawsuit if they have developed cancer following a uterine morcellation procedure. Lawsuits have already been filed alleging that plaintiffs developed cancer following procedures in which surgeons used power morcellators. Affected patients are working with a 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 uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation cancer attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Is Uterine Morcellation?
Uterine morcellation is a procedure performed by gynecologists to remove the uterus through small incisions. Most commonly, morcellation is performed to reduce the size of an enlarged uterus so that it may be removed through small laparoscopic incisions or through the vagina, thus minimizing the dangers of a larger open incision. However, power morcellation or other techniques that cut up the uterus in the abdomen have the potential to disseminate an otherwise contained malignancy throughout the abdominal cavity.
Risks of Using Power Morcellators
In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a warning about the dangers of power morcellators, and recommended that physicians avoid using power morcellators. The FDA estimates that 1 in 350 women who undergo a hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids has an unsuspected type of cancer known as uterine sarcoma. In addition to being aggressive, the uterine sarcoma is very elusive by avoiding detection and it is almost always diagnosed after it has been removed and biopsied.
Uterine Morcellation Cancer Lawsuits Filed in the U.S.
Lawsuits have been filed against several morcellator manufacturers by patients who have been diagnosed with uterine morcellation cancer. Their claims allege that the device makers did not warn patients about the risks associated with morcellators and that they manufactured defective products.
Those patients who have developed uterine morcellation cancer are seeking compensation for their injuries with the assistance of a uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation 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 uterine morcellation procedure contact Attorney Group for more information.
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.