Can power morcellators cause endometriosis?
Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 4:12 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Found along the inside lining of the uterus, the endometrium plays a very important role in the female reproductive process. Before menstruation, the endometrium tissues thicken to accommodate human embryos in case of pregnancy. During menstruation, these tissues shed off through the cervix and out of the body. When pieces of endometrial tissue detach from the inside lining of the uterus and grow outside it, endometriosis occurs.
Endometriosis is characterized by symptoms such as painful sexual intercourse, dysmenorrhea, painful urination, excessive bleeding, painful bowel movements, and infertility. Unfortunately, women who have undergone a uterine procedure using a power morcellator are at higher risk of suffering from this painful disease. Scientists have found that endometrial tissue broken down by a power morcellator may lodge outside of the uterus and cause endometriosis.
If you have developed endometriosis or any other health conditions after undergoing a surgical procedure involving a power morcellator, do not hesitate to take legal action. Our team of power morcellator attorneys at Williams Hart want to help you take legal action against the responsible manufacturer. For a free case assessment, call us at (713) 352-7071 today.