Morcellators are frequently used to remove fibroids or other noncancerous growths during a hysterectomy or a myomectomy. However, if a patient does have cancerous tumors or growths, the procedure can spread the cancerous tissue. As a result, the unintended consequences associated with the use of morcellators can be devastating and may include:
- Cancer Growth
- Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma
- Uterine Cancer
- Uterine Sarcoma
- Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
- Abnormal Tissue Growth
- Direct Harm to Healthy Tissue
In April 2014, the FDA warned doctors not to use several power morcellators that have since been recalled by Johnson & Johnson: The Morcellex Sigma, Gynecare Morcellex and Gynecare X-Tract.
Then, on November 24, 2014, the FDA issued a Safety Communication stating that the risks associated with morcellators outweigh any potential benefits that, in almost all circumstances, the use of these devices may have. However, the FDA has not yet officially banned these devices.
At Chenkin Law Firm, we have experience going up against some of the largest medical device manufacturers in the country, and we know what it takes to see that justice is served. And if you have suffered from cancer growth after a surgical procedure involving a morcellator, we can use our years of experience to help you pursue compensation from the medical device manufacturers responsible for these dangerous products.
To learn more about your legal options, contact our offices at (800) 721-7472 to schedule a free consultation.