Dangerous Side Effects of a Power Morcellator
Doctors have performed 11% of all hysterectomies using power morcellators. Morcellation procedures are recommended as they are less invasive allowing for a faster recovery, minimal scarring, and fewer chances of infections and other complications.However as uterine or endometrial cancer can go undetected prior to surgery, doctors who use a power morcellator may unknowingly cut into contained cancerous tissue allowing life-threatening cells to spread faster throughout the lower abdomen and pelvis.
Due to these possible health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended all sales of power morcellator devices after issuing a warning on April 17, 2014 urging medical professionals not to use the device.
Morcellation Lawsuit Claims
The medical product liability attorneys at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys are currently providing free morcellation claim evaluations for women, and family members of women, who have had a morcellation procedure, then were later diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer. Manufacturers may be liable for damages for originally promoting power morcellator devices as safe and sound medical devices.