The risk of uterine cancer
A power morcellator is a device used to remove fibroids from the uterus by breaking them up into smaller pieces and vacuuming them out of the body through a small abdominal incision. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a warning about the possible spreading of unsuspected malignant tissues in the uterus during the procedure, which may result in uterine cancer.
Aside from power morcellator use, other risk factors associated with uterine cancer are:
- Early start of menstruation, or late menopause
- Hormone therapy
- No history of pregnancy
- Older age
The unjust, unwarranted, and avoidable spread of uterine cancer caused by power morcellators can affect any woman anywhere. If you are one of those who have been affected by this device, it is important to advocate for your rights. Consult with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today and learn more about how to fight for justice and compensation when hurt by this device.