Power Morcellator Lawsuit Claim Alleges Power Morcellation Used During A Hysterectomy Spread Fatal Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma Cancer Throughout 53 Year Old Pennsylvania Woman.
Southern Med Law, who represent plaintiffs in power morcellation complaints, reports that a jury trial has been scheduled for the first power morcellator lawsuit claim filed involving a Pennsylvania woman who died of leiomyosarcoma purportedly after having a power morcellator surgery. Southern Med Law’s founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, is serving as Plaintiff’s Lead Counsel in the case that is scheduled for trial on November 23, 2015 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to the power morcellation lawsuit filed by the woman’s husband in March 2014, the woman under went a minimally-invasive robot-assisted hysterectomy with uterine morcellation on March 6, 2012. She was diagnosed with metastatic leiomyosarcoma cancer almost two weeks after the surgery, the morcellation lawsuit says. On February 2, 2013, the 53-year-old woman died of cancer. The lawsuit names morcellator makers LiNA Medical US d/b/a LiNA Medical, Blue Endo and Ethicon Inc. as defendants, and contends the defendants failed to adequately warn about the cancer risk associated with power morcellators. (Case No. 5:14-cv-1557)
“The lawsuit asserts that the patient did not have any evidence of cancer prior to surgery and the power morcellator was purportedly responsible for spreading the undetected cancer,” – Southern Med Law.
Southern Med Law has a unique understanding of the controversy surrounding power morcellation surgery because Dr. François Blaudeau, is both an attorney and practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist with a specialization in advanced gynecological surgery. The power morcellator attorneys at Southern Med Law are experienced in handling complex medical and legal questions in all manner of product liability, wrongful death and personal injury claims.
Power Morcellation Surgery
As stated in court documents and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a laparoscopic power morcellator is a tool used to cut uterine tissue and fibroids into pieces so the fragments can be removed through a small incision in the abdomen. Court documents indicate that the FDA’s review of literature on power morcellation led the agency to conclude that the prevalence of unsuspected uterine sarcoma in patients undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy (removal of fibrodis) for presumed benign leiomyoma is 1 in 352 and the prevalence of unsuspected uterine leiomyosarcoma is 1 in 498. According to court records and the FDA, leiomyosarcoma is a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer involving smooth muscle cells in the uterine and gastrointestinal areas. The law firm reports that in the FDA in November 2014 warned against using laparoscopic power morcellators for the vast majority of women who require a hysterectomy or fibroid removal surgery, including those who are going through menopause, about to enter menopause, or those who are good candidates for minimally invasive procedures that do not require the use of power morcellators.
Power Morcellator Lawsuit Claim
Court documents indicate that power morcellation complaints being filed nationwide, including the case in which Southern Med Law is involved, allege that power morcellation manufacturers should have known about the cancer risks and the adverse events associated with their devices. According to court documents, the morcellation complaints accuse power morcellator makers of failing to warn physicians and their patients that morcellator use increases the possibility of disseminating undetected cancer cells throughout a woman’s body.
Dr. Blaudeau and the staff at Southern Med Law continue to offer free legal evaluations to those whose cancer was allegedly spread via uterine morcellation. If you or a woman you love were diagnosed with uterine cancer following such a procedure, 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.