Doctors ask FDA to reverse morcellator warning
Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 10:36 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:05 pm
Newsweek has recently reported that a group of gynecologists, oncologists, and women’s health experts have challenged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning notice on the use of power morcellators in uterine fibroid removal.
The physicians claimed that prohibiting the use of the electromechanical morcellator will just precipitate the use of more invasive and riskier alternative procedures and will pose more risks to the patient. The doctors issued an open letter to the FDA challenging the officials to reverse their decision to stop the use of the morcellator.
Power morcellators spawned lawsuits in recent years alleging that the device spreads uterine fibroids during surgical procedures which eventually become cancerous. The lawsuits involve mostly women, stating that they were diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of female cancer, after the use of morcellators.
If you have been negatively affected by the use of a power morcellator during routine surgery, the attorneys at Williams Hart may be able to help you pursue compensation for your undue suffering. Call us today at (713) 352-7071 to discuss your case.