Power morcellators a threat in laparoscopic surgeries
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 2:30 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:05 pm
In early 2014, an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shocked medical communities after power morcellators were said to be a threat when used in certain surgeries. A power morcellator is an electric-powered medical device used to break down large tissues into smaller fragments so that they may be removed through small incisions. It is commonly used in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy).
After many years of research, the FDA found that morcellators could spread concealed cancerous tissues to different parts of the body. There have been lawsuits in which women have developed leiomyosarcoma after the use of power morcellators in surgical procedures. The lawsuits also accuse manufacturers and medical professionals of not disclosing the side effects of the product.
If you have been affected by the use of power morcellator, please bring your case to our esteemed lawyers at Williams Hart for help in pursuing compensation for negligent pharmaceutical manufacturers. Call us now at (713) 352-7071.