Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened
its warning against the laparoscopic power morcellator device for a controversial
uterine surgical tecchnique. The morcellator is used to remove uterine
growths in many women. The FDA warning is asking manufacturers to place
warning labels on the devices for the possibility of spreading unseen cancers.
The morcellator has been used to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus
or sometimes the uterus itself. The device has come under fire much this
year as research has shown that it can spread cancerous cells throught
the body making the disease more dangerous to dectectand thus making it
harder to treat.
The FDA has said that this year, an estimated 1 in 350 women who undergo
the morcellation procedure have an unsuspected form of uterine cancer
called uterine sarcoma.
With the dangers of the device becoming more public, many morcellator lawsuits
are being filed through out the country. If you or a loved one have been
directly affected by the power morcellator device or if you have questions
on morcellator lawsuits, the personal injury attorneys at Williams DeClark
Tuschman would like to speak with you. Please call our office at 419-241-7700.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and we will assist
you in the next course of appropriate legal action.