Power morcellators are electronic medical devices used in minimally invasive myomectomy and hysterectomy procedures. These devices use spinning blades to break up fibroid tissue, which can then be removed easily by the surgeon. Recently, these devices have come under FDA scrutiny for actually spreading undetected cancer cells located in the uterus to other organs and tissues in the body. Metastatic leiomyosarcoma is among one of the severe complications that is believed to be spread by these defective medical devices.
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.
Morcellator Spreading Cancer Lawsuits
Women who have suffered complications from hysterectomies involving power morcellators do have legal rights to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Several lawsuits have already been filed that allege morcellator manufacturers did not properly warn patients of the associated risks of their product. These lawsuits are seeking compensation for damages suffered by victims of these defective medical devices.
Your Legal Rights Against Morcellator Manufacturers
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 manufacturer.