What are the serious side effects of power morcellators?
Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 10:31 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 4:55 pm
A power morcellator is an electric device used for surgery, such as laparoscopic hysterectomy or a myomectomy, and its function is to break down large pieces of tissue into smaller fragments. The cut-up tissue is then removed from the body through a small incision. The device resembles a tube with blades used to shred targeted tissue.
Unfortunately, there are some extremely serious side effects that an individual may experience after a procedure done with a morcellator:
- Obstruction of bowel
- Significant bruising in the area
- Reoccurrence of fibroids (or the spread of fibroids to different body parts)
- Damage to the organs
- Excruciating pain on the site of the incision
- Pain on the abdomen and the pelvis
- Soreness of the muscle
A warning by the FDA shocked medical communities after they stated that power morcellators have a tendency to break apart and spread undetected cancer in women. If you have suffered from the aggressive growth of cancer after undergoing a medical procedure that made use of a power morcellator, please speak with our lawyers at Williams Hart. Call us today at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your rights.