The Dangers of Using a Morcellator
Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 3:43 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 4:50 pm
A morcellator is a device used to trap cancerous tissue during hysterectomies and surgeries to remove fibroids. The devices resemble a drill with sharp blades at the end. Doctors insert the long, tube-like portion into small incisions in the abdomen, perform morcellation of the uterus or fibroid by chopping up the tissue, and vacuum it out of the body.
The use of morcellators has been linked to cancer growth in women. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed an Irish company to market its new power morcellator tissue collection system. The bag promises to trap potentially cancerous tissue and prevent it from spreading in the body, but the new tool is not guaranteed to stop the spread of cancer.
If you have suffered from the aggressive growth of cancer after undergoing a medical procedure involving a power morcellator, please speak with the lawyers at Williams Hart. Call us today at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your rights and to hold negligent parties responsible.