Morcellator lawsuit cites spread of leiomyosarcoma
FoxCarolina.com reported on November 24 that yet another power morcellator lawsuit was filed against a known manufacturer of the device over the metastasizing of a New York woman’s cancer. The lawsuit stated that the device was used in the plaintiff’s laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy procedure for uterine fibroid treatment.
This specific lawsuit states that the woman was tested for cancer before her procedure and the results came back negative. However, she was diagnosed with advanced leiomyosarcoma after her surgery.
The 43-year-old plaintiff, aware that her cancer was fatal, recorded testimony before passing away. She succumbed to her illness last September 2015. The lawsuit is now being handled by the plaintiff’s family.