Southern Med Law’s New Power Morcellator Side Effects Page Includes Up-to-Date Information Regarding Potential for Uterine Morcellation to Disseminate and Upstage Undetected Uterine Sarcoma and Leiomyosarcoma Cancer Cells
Southern Med Law, is currenlty representing multiple women and their families in power morcellator lawsuits, announces the launch of a new power morcellator side effects lawsuit page, which can now be viewed at the Firm’s website, www.southernmedlaw.com. The power morcellator attorneys at Southern Med Law created this page to provide the public, especially women in need of hysterectomy and myomectomy (uterine fibroid removal), with vital information regarding the potential for uterine morcellation to disseminate and upstage undetected uterine sarcoma and leiomyosarcoma cancer cells. In addition to the morellator side effects page the firm has also launched a Power Morcellator Facebook page to enable their clients to receive alerts of all the new information surrounding this litigation.
Power morcellators and their potential to spread these dangerous gynecological cancers has been the subject of concern for well over a year now. Since April 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released two morcellator cancer warnings, the first of which discouraged doctors from using the devices due to their potential to disseminate these malignancies. The FDA estimated that 1 in 352 women with fibroids actually have undiagnosed sarcoma, while 1 in 498 has the more aggressive form of the disease, leiomyosarcoma. The agency noted the difficulty in screening for these cancers prior to surgery, and warned that their dissemination outside of the uterus via a power morcellator greatly reduces a woman’s chances of long-term survival.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm393576.htm, April 17, 2014]
Dr. Francois Blaudeau of Southern Med Law was the first to file lawsuits against morcellator manufactures bringing light to the serious risks and side-effects purportedly associated with hysterectomies performed with laprascopic morcellation. The firm has stated in court papers it believes morcerlator makers such as Johnson & Johnson knew about the potential risk to spread undetected uterine cancer and did not disclose this information to doctors and their patients.
The FBI has recently announced they are investigating the uterine power morcellation, and in November 2014, the FDA ordered that a new black box warning be added to the labeling of power morcellators regarding the risk that the devices will spread uterine sarcoma and other cancer cells if they are present in the uterus at the time of surgery. The FDA also cautioned against the use of power morcellators in the majority of women who require myomectomy and hysterectomy.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm424443.htm, November 24, 2014]
Southern Med Law has been fighting to obtain justice on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by power morcellators long before the FDA alerted the public to this serious health matter. Among other things, a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer in March 2014 noted that Dr. François Blaudeau, the Firm’s founder, was representing plaintiffs in what was “the first major federal product liability lawsuit involving a uterine morcellator manufacturer.” As both an attorney and practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, Dr. Blaudeau’s understanding of female reproductive issues, together with his knowledge of the law, allows him to approach these types of cases with a unique perspective. (Case No. 5:14-cv-1557, E.D. Pa., Allentown)
[philly.com/2014-03-19/news/48334892_1_uterine-cancer-hysterectomy-leiomyosarcoma, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 19, 2014]
Southern Med Law is now offering free legal evaluations to alleged victims of morcellator cancer. If your life has been devastated because of uterine cancer that was allegedly disseminated and upstaged via a power morcellator, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation power morcellator lawsuit review by visiting www.southernmedlaw.com, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
About Southern Med Law
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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