Power morcellators are medical devices that are used during laparoscopic procedures such as a hysterectomy or myomectomy. It has been determined that the use of these devices can increase the risk of spreading cancerous materials to different parts of the body. Females who have been harmed by these procedures are filing lawsuits against the device manufacturers. Medical Claim Legal can help you.
When are Power Morcellators Used?
Doctors perform a hysterectomy or myomectomy because of the presence of fibroids in the uterus, sometimes using a power morcellator. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths which are common during women’s childbearing years.
The Risks of Power Morcellators
In April of 2014, the FDA issued a report discouraging the “use of laparoscopic power morcellators for removal of one’s uterus or uterine fibroids.” The entire report can be found here. While uterine fibroids are noncancerous, such fibroids can in fact be undiagnosed sarcoma. As a result, the use of a power morcellator during this procedure can increase the risk of spreading cancerous tissue.
Lawsuits Involving Power Morcellators
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest drug and biotech company, recently had to recall its power morcellator because of the risk of spreading cancerous tissue in women. The FDA estimated that Johnson & Johnson’s device was being used for approximately 50,000 procedures a year. While J&J have pulled their devices, hundreds of thousands of women have already been put at risk.
How Medical Claim Legal Can Help You
Medical Claim Legal has lawyers who are ready to work for you. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of a power morcellator during a hysterectomy or myomectomy, we can help. A free consultation with our lawyers is the first step in collecting your financial compensation.
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