Morcellator Side Effects & Complications
Morcellators have been linked to the spread of uterine cancer. Several women who have undergone morcellator surgery have experienced medical complications.
It is estimated that 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, 90% of which are for the treatment of benign tumors called fibroids. After surgery when the presumed fibroids are tested, about 1 in 350 prove to be cancerous.
If power morcellation is performed in women with unsuspected uterine sarcoma, there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue within the abdomen and pelvis, significantly worsening the patient’s long-term survival.
On April 29, 2014 Johnson & Johnson suspended sale of its morcellators pending further review. A number of hospitals have restricted the use of morcellators. On April 17, 2014 the FDA formally discouraged the use of morcellators for hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures.
Morcellators & 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 does not respond well to radiation or chemotherapy techniques. The use of power morcellators in surgical procedures has the potential to spread unsuspected leiomyosarcoma cells to other organs and tissues in the body.
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a side-effect of morcellator surgery. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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
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