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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:

  • Bleeding
  • 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.

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