Power Morcellator Uterine Morcellation Side Effects
Uterine morcellation, which requires the use of a surgical tool called a power morcellator to perform a hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids, can have devastating results for women who have undiagnosed cancer, including uterine sarcoma or leiomyosarcoma, present in tissue or fibroids. As the morcellator shreds uterine tissue, it can disseminate these undetected cancer cells into the peritoneal cavity, where they may metastasize throughout a woman’s body.
In April 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first of two warnings regarding uterine morcellation side effects, at which time it discouraged doctors from using power morcellators to perform hysterectomies and fibroid removals due to the possibility that the devices might spread cancer cells. Then, in November 2014, the FDA issued a stronger warning, cautioning against uterine morcellation in the vast number of women who require such surgeries.
Even before the FDA’s first alert was released, Dr. François Blaudeau and the legal staff at Southern Med Law were fighting to obtain justice for women hurt by power morcellators. In fact, Dr. Blaudeau is serving as Plaintiff’s Lead Counsel for the first ever morcellator lawsuit filed in U.S. courts. The case, which is currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was filed on behalf of a man who lost his wife to metastatic leiomyosarcoma after she underwent a morcellator hysterectomy in 2013. The case is expected to go to trial in November 2015.
Legal Help for Victims of Uterine Morcellation Side Effects
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.