The laparoscopic power morcellator, the tool that the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) warned against, continues to have its name in the headlines of the
medical world. This past November, a strong warning was placed on the
device box by the FDA. The warning stated the morcellator could spread
and worsen cancer if a woman has an undetected uterine tumor that is cancerous.
Doctors commonly use morcellators in a surgical matter to remove uterine
fibroids which are non cancerous growths in the uterous. Fibroids are
very common in women but unfortunately can cause heavy menstrual bleeding
and pain in the pelvis area. Ultimately, surgery is needed to put an end
to these symptoms. During surgery, the morcellators rotating blades breaks
apart fibroid growths.
A new study was released earlier this year suggested that the spreading
of cancer is low in patients. While this is reassuring at best, the morecellator
continues to remian under restricted use.
The personal injury attorneys at Williams DeClark Tuschman are accepting
morcellator cases immediately. If you or someone you know has been affected
by the surgical process involving a power morcellator, please
contact our attorneys as soon as possible! You can also call our office anytime at 419-241-7700.