What you need to know about power morcellators
Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 8:15 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:02 pm
In the recent years, power morcellators have cause alarm in the women’s health community due to its alleged side effect of potentially spreading cancerous cells and expediting growth. In a recent blog post, the Wall Street Journal listed five things that are important to know when considering these devices. Among the bullet points are the facts that
- There is no surefire way to detect whether a fibroid is cancerous before surgery
- Morcellators are not perfect — these tools do leave bits of tissue in the body
- While some doctors are beginning to implement the use of bags to help contain the fibroid tissue, many gynecologists do not feel this is necessary
- There are alternative surgeries available to women with fibroids that may also offer smaller incisions and minimally invasive operations
While some doctors feel that there are benefits to the use of this tool, others have made it clear that it could pose dangerous risks to some women. If you have suffered as a result of the use of a power morcellator in your gynecological surgery, call the attorneys at Williams Hart today at (713) 352-7071 to speak to a pharmaceutical product liability attorney and learn more about your legal options.