Our power morcellator lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent women who have suffered the spread of uterine cancer, including metastatic leiomyosarcoma, or other serious complications as a result of minimally invasive power morcellation surgery.
Power morcellators were designed for use in myomectomy or hysterectomy procedures. The devices use spinning blades to break up fibroid tissue, which can then be easily removed by the surgeon. However, in the process of breaking up the fibroid tissue, dormant cancer cells can be spread to other organs in the body.
What is Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma?
Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma that occurs primarily in women between the ages of 40 to 60 years old. It is a very unpredictable cancer that can remain dormant for long periods of time and suddenly recur after years of inactivity. This type of cancer is very resistant, meaning it does not respond well to radiation or chemotherapy techniques. The use of power morcellators in myomectomy or hysterectomy procedures has the potential to spread unsuspected leiomyosarcoma cells to other organs and tissues in the body.
Can I Sue For a Morcellator Spreading Cancer?
Patients suffering from complications resulting from minimally invasive uterine morcellation surgery do have legal rights and may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the power morcellator. The most common manufacturers include Richard Wolf, Nouvag, Lumenis, and Johnson & Johnson. Lawsuits have been filed alleging that these companies failed to properly warn patients of the dangers associated with uterine morcellation surgery and seeking to have them pay compensation to women who suffer complications from morcellators.
What is the Criteria for Filing a Morcellator Lawsuit?Below is the criteria required to file a morcellator lawsuit against the device manufacturer:
- Must be female
- Underwent hysterectomy or surgery to remove fibroids where a morcellator was used
- Subsequently diagnosed with uterine sarcoma, a type of cancer, within weeks to months
Who is the best Michigan Morcellator Lawyer?
The morcellation attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all metastatic leiomyosarcoma cases. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any metastatic leiomyosarcoma or morcellator issue.
What are the Legal Rights for Patients of Power Morcellation Surgery?
If you or your loved one suffers from complications arising from uterine morcellation surgery, learn your rights by calling our top rated legal team today at (800) 606-1717. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, including costs of additional surgeries, loss of wages, loss of spousal consortium, and losses to quality of your life. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation so we can determine if you can file a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer. If we believe you have a case, we will begin work on it immediately. We will keep you informed every step of the way, making sure we fight for every dollar you deserve. You will not pay a single dollar until we have recovered a settlement or won a jury verdict for your case. That is our promise to you.
Remember that there are strict time deadlines for filing defective medical device lawsuits. If you contact an attorney after the deadline has passed, your claim could already be lost forever. This is why it is imperative you contact an attorney as soon as possible. It could be the difference between receiving your rightful compensation or nothing at all. Call us today!