Power Morcellator Leiomyosarcoma | Uterine Sarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma, Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Uterine Sarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma is an especially aggressive form of uterine sarcoma. The disease is difficult to detect prior to hysterectomy or fibroid removal, as there currently exists no reliable way to screen for these types of tumors prior to surgery. In many cases, women are diagnosed post-operatively, after their tissue has been biopsied. If a morcellator was used in that the procedure, the device may have allowed the cancer cells to spread.
According to the FDA, one of every 350 women who undergo hysterectomy or myomectomy for uterine fibroids have uterine sarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma occurs in 1 out of 498 women undergoing these procedures. Both of these estimates are higher than the clinical community previously understood.
If a woman with undiagnosed leiomyosarcoma undergoes uterine morcellation, cancer cells can be scattered throughout the pelvic and abdominal cavity, resulting in the development of metastatic leiomyosarcoma. Patients with non-metastatic leiomyosarcoma have a five-year survival rate of about 50 percent. However, the 5-year survival rate drops to between 4 and 16 percent for those with metastatic leiomyosarcoma.
Legal Help for Victims of Power Morcellator Leiomyosarcoma Side Effects
The head of Southern Med Law, Dr. François Blaudeau is a board certified obstetrician / gynecologist, as well as a practicing attorney and Southern Med Law was one of the first to file a power morcellation lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (6:14-cv-06218), on behalf of New York residents Brenda Leuzzi and her husband which alleges that she developed cancer after undergoing a hysterectomy.
Southern Med Law and Dr. François Blaudeau possess a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions at issue in power morcellator cancer lawsuit claims. It is this in-depth knowledge that is tantamount to a successful legal representation that protects the rights of the injured. The staff at Southern Med Law is not only trained in successfully handling your legal needs but also understand the pain and suffering and treatment from a medical point of view, and is committed to protecting the rights of all individuals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Institute for Medical and Legal Affairs an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If your life has been devastated because of uterine morcellation side effects, please contact the Southern Institute for Medical and Legal Affairs today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation power morcellator lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.