In early 2014, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that doctors stop using a medical device known as a morcellator during hysterectomies and other surgeries. The FDA cited the power morcellator’s potential to spread uterus cancer throughout the abdomen.
Consumers nationwide have filed lawsuits against Blue Endo, Ethicon Inc., Lina Medical, and other companies that make and market the laparoscopic power morcellation device alleging that they were never provided proper warnings about the morcellator’s potential to spread cancer.
Morcellators have the potential to spread uterine sarcoma, a form of cancer that is often undetectable, according to the FDA. When laparoscopic power morcellation is performed on women who have unsuspected uterine sarcoma (known as leiomyosarcoma or endometrial stromal sarcoma), the procedure may inadvertently spread cancerous tissue within the pelvis and abdomen.
The product liability and mass tort attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are investigating claims related to morcellator devices. If you or someone you love developed uterine sarcoma (leiomyosarcoma or endometrial stromal sarcoma) after a surgery operation, please contact our team of legal professionals in order to protect your legal rights. We are offering free consultations for morcellator lawsuits. All inquiries regarding morcellator claims are confidential and carry no obligation. Because time limits apply to filing a claim, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.
A morcellator is a medical device used to divide and remove tissue during laparoscopic surgery. These surgeries may include removing the uterus (a procedure known as a hysterectomy) or removing uterine fibroids (myomectomy). Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that originate from the muscle tissue in the uterine wall. The term morcellation refers to the process of dividing tissue into smaller pieces and is routinely employed during laparoscopic surgery.
Makers of the morcellator device may have concealed problems with these devices from the general public. The experienced trial attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively reviewing morcellation claims by women who developed cancer after undergoing this procedure. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with uterine sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma, or another type of cancer after undergoing a surgery that employed a morcellator, please contact our team of experienced legal professionals. Because strict time deadlines apply to morcellator lawsuits, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. All morcellator inquiries are free, and confidential.