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Women Speaking Up About the Dangers of Power Morcellators and What We Can Do About Them
Women across the country exposed to the dangers of the power morcellator have an important message — had we known of the real and full risks associated with power morcellation devices, we would have requested a different medical device be used in our hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removal surgeries.
About 1 in every 350 women who undergo surgery for symptomatic uterine fibroids may have undiagnosed sarcoma within their uterus. This puts them at great risk of the spread of cancer if a power morcellator is used in the surgery. According to the FDA, those 1 in 350 women are at risk because that undiagnosed sarcoma may become full-blown, very dangerous, late stage cancer after being dispersed throughout the body by the power morcellator during surgery.
Although the truth about the real risks of the power morcellator is getting out, for the women whose lives were cut short by the power morcellator, the increased awareness about the real and full risks associated with power morcellators is simply not enough.
If you or someone you know has already been hurt by the power morcellator, it’s not too late to do something about it. In fact, those who were hurt by the power morcellator have the unique opportunity to truly stand up against the makers of dangerous medical devices like the power morcellator by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of this dangerous device. A lawsuit may help you pay for your expensive medical costs and also make an impact on a larger scale to help women like you who were hurt by a drug, medical device, or medical treatment that they trusted to help them — not hurt them.