Monmouth County Medical Device Injury lawyers
The Dangers of Power Morcellators
When a person undergoes surgery of any type, they trust in medical professionals and medical devices to successfully complete the procedure without issue. However, there are situations in which something goes wrong during the surgery due to faulty medical instruments and causes further damage to the person’s wellbeing. Typically, power morcellators are used to cut up tissue during laparoscopic hysterectomies. However, this device has proved to increase your risk of developing and spreading leiomyosarcoma cancer as well as organ damage, infection, abdominal pain and more. If you believe you were harmed as a result of a power morcellator, please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. today to investigate your options.
Power Morcellators may be used during:
- Uterine Fibroid Removals
- Gallbladder surgery
- Spleen removal
- Liver surgeries
What is Leiomyosarcoma Cancer?
Many times during laparoscopic procedures, surgeons will use a power morcellator to break up large pieces of tissue into smaller bits. However, it has been proven that the use of this device may actually spread a rare type of cancer known as leiomyosarcoma before it has even been diagnosed. This type of cancer is very difficult to detect in pre-operation scans and therefore, can be detrimental to a person’s future and can even lead to death. Unfortunately, if this aggressive cancer metastasizes, there is only a 4-16% chance of survival.
Contact legal representation for harmful effects of power morcellation
If you or your loved one has felt the negative consequences of power morcellation during a laparoscopic surgical procedure, you may be able to recover damages for your pain and suffering, loss of wages and medical expenses. In addition, if you were diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma after a power morcellator was used in your surgery, you may be able to have the medical expenses of your cancer treatment covered by the negligent party. Please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. to provide you with experienced legal representation for your faulty medical device claims.