Were You Diagnosed with Cancer After Having a Hysterectomy?
If you were diagnosed with cancer after having a laparoscopic hysterectomy, your doctor may have used a Power Morcellator, and you may wish to explore your legal options. The attorneys at 1-800-LAW-FIRM will fight for the justice and financial compensation your family deserves.
About Power Morcellators
Power Morcellators are surgical devices used to remove noncancerous growths, such as fibroids, from the uterus as well as in performing hysterectomies and certain spleen surgeries.
By inserting the device through a small incision, it removes targeted tissue from inside the body by first cutting and shredding it. While most of the tissue is removed, there are particles from the shredding that can still float around the abdomen, including undiagnosed cancerous tissue.
Why Power Morcellators Can Be Dangerous
Power Morcellators have been found to put women at increased risk of deadly uterine cancers, including a rare and aggressive type known as leiomyosarcoma by shredding on malignant tissue and spreading those cancer cells through the abdomen and start growing.
Even insurance carriers have refused to cover procedures using these devices because there are safer options available while many hospitals have banned them outright. Despite these actions and warnings, 1 in 350 women may be at risk for developing cancerous growths from cells that have been spread throughout the abdomen from the use of these devices in surgery.
Other side effects, though not cancer, can be equally as painful. Morcellators can also spread benign tissue throughout the abdomen that can latch on to other organs and start growing. These sorts of growths can cause pain, infection and bowel obstructions.
- 1 in 350 women are at risk for cancer development from undiagnosed cancerous tissue that was spread during a surgical procedure using a power morcellator
- One of these cancers is called leiomyosarcoma, which is rare but highly aggressive
- FDA has issued serious warnings highlighting the dangers of spreading undiagnosed cancer cells
Know Your Legal Options
If you or a loved one has developed cancer after receiving treatment using a Power Morcellator, you may be entitled to compensation. Call today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-800-529-3476.