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What You Need to Know About The Power Morcellator
If you or someone you know developed cancer after undergoing a gynecological surgery that utilized a power morcellator, the power morcellator may be to blame, and you may have legal options.
At Baron & Budd, we understand how intimidating the litigation process can seem, and we try to make filing a power morcellator lawsuit as pain-free as possible for our clients. We will go to bat for you to make your voice heard by the pharmaceutical giants that may have endangered your life.
To find out more about filing a lawsuit and whether you may qualify for financial compensation, we encourage you to contact us regarding a power morcellator lawsuit as soon as possible at 855-445-1833 or complete our contact form.
In the meantime, you need to know the following facts about power morcellation devices.
FACT: Power Morcellators Were Sold as Minimally Invasive- In Reality, they were Anything But
A number of doctors, hospitals and patients were led to believe that these medical devices were minimally invasive and offered a quick recovery. In reality, use of the power morcellator has put many women at risk by spreading potentially cancerous tissue throughout their body.
Power morcellators were inserted into the lower abdomen through a small incision to perform laparoscopic fibroid removal surgeries and laparoscopic hysterectomies. After insertion, the device was then connected to small blades that move very, very quickly, shredding uterine tissues and uterine fibroids into small pieces that can then be removed through a tube attached to the device. However, the removal of all the tissue was often unsuccessful and instead of removing all of the tissue, the power morcellators would actually spread the tissue around the patient’s body..
Unfortunately, if the woman had undiagnosed cancer, the cancer was often times spread by the “minimally invasive” power morcellator device, becoming even more dangerous.
According to a safety warning issued by the FDA, around one in every 350 women who received laparoscopic power morcellation on their uterine fibroids may have had undetected cancer — a cancer that power morcellators could then spread, with devastating results.
It should have been obvious to the manufacturers of these devices that power morcellators may spread undetected cancer by tearing up and dispersing bodily tissues. Unfortunately, this information was not communicated to doctors and patients as it should have been. Instead, the devices were sold as a minimally invasive, state of the art tool that would get them feeling better faster post-surgery. If only this were true.