Power Morcellator and Uterine Cancer

Laparoscopic morcellators are tools that cut up uterine growth so that they can be more easily removed using noninvasive procedures. They could be used as part of either a myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) or hysterectomy (removal of uterus).

Many women choose to undergo laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy because it is associated with benefits such as a shorter post-operative recovery time and reduced risk of infection compared to abdominal hysterectomy and myomectomy.

But, according to the FDA, the uterine fibroid masses may sometimes be malignant, and the spinning blade of the morcellators could spread deadly cancer and worsen patient outcomes.

Women who believe that their cancer diagnosis was made worse as a result of their choice to undergo a less invasive fibroid surgery or hysterectomy are currently filing lawsuits.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and you previously had a fibroid removal or hysterectomy, you should contact a qualified attorney immediately. There is no charge or obligation to talk to one of our morcellator attorneys about whether you should be included in the power morcellator fibroid lawsuit.

TorHoerman Law will continue to update this page with news of the ongoing litigation and the removal of these devices from the market

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