Although proponents for morcellators argue that they are overall beneficial to the medical community, several reports of women developing uterine cancers cannot be ignored.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued no involuntary recalls on the item but they have released reports and warnings in relation to the suspected harmful effects of morcellator use. Though Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon issued a recall of the item, it was voluntary and some of their morcellators have a high possibility of still being in use.
Multiple lawsuits have been brought up against the pharmaceutical giant in regards to their morcellators:
- In Pennsylvania on March 2014, a man filed his suit in memory of his 53-year-old wife, who had died a mere year after her hysterectomy done with a power morcellator. She had developed uterine cancer.
- In New York, a woman diagnosed with occult uterine leiomyosarcoma, which dramatically shortened her projected lifespan, filed a suit claiming she had developed cancer following a hysterectomy in which a power morcellator was used.
- In Florida, another hysterectomy patient experienced the spread of endometrial stromal sarcoma, which she had previously been unaware of.
The claims all include accusations that the companies failed to create safe devices and knew of these shortcomings and released them to the public with little warning anyway.
If your cancer has spread due to morcellator use, learn more about how you can alleviate financial burdens through legal means. Speak with morcellator attorneys of Williams Kherkher, by calling (888) 220-0640.
Common side effects of the drug Risperdal are varied and may include:
- Nausea, movement disorder, rhinitis, muscle contractions, dizziness, anxiety, drowsiness, agitation, constipation, and weight gain.
If any of the following side effects occur while you are taking Risperdal, alternatively known as risperidone, consult a physician immediately:
- Anxiety; aggressive behavior; blurry vision; difficulty concentrating or memory problems; difficulty speaking and swallowing; difficulty to move the eyes; increased urination; imbalance; muscle spasms of the face, neck, and back; weakness; shuffling walk; stiffness of arms and legs; twitching movements; shaking of the fingers and hands; sleeplessness
Minor side effects not needing medical attention include:
- Constipation, cough, diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, heartburn, increased dreams, nausea, sleepiness, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, unusual tiredness, and weight gain
To learn more about the damages that Risperdal can cause, contact a compassionate and experienced Risperdal lawyer from Williams Kherkher. If you suffered through serious symptoms as the result of Risperdal, you may be eligible for some compensation. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (888) 220-0640.
The orally disintegrating Risperdal tablet (Risperdal M-Tabs) should only be taken as precisely prescribed by a physician. In conjuncture with doctor directions, follow those on the prescription label—do not take more or less than the recommended dose.
In taking the tablet, open the blister package, peel back the foil, remove the tablet, and place it in the mouth. Do not swallow or chew the full tablet. Let it dissolve, with water if preferable. If you missed a dose and you have a while until your next scheduled dose, you can take the dose then. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Risperdal has the chance to affect thinking or reaction time, so take extra caution before engaging in driving or anything that requires alertness. Avoid rising too fast to prevent dizziness. Try to move slower to prevent falling.
If you have been prescribed Risperdal for symptoms not pertaining to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or, occasionally, autism and have faced life-altering side effects, contact an attorney with Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640.
There is a significant decrease in the use of power morcellators after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning that the tissue chopped by morcellators could contain cancerous cells and may spread throughout the abdominal cavity.
Since the FDA released its new guidelines, the rate of new minimally invasive hysterectomies using power morcellators has been declining. In 2013, 14 percent of minimally invasive hysterectomies were performed using morcellators. The number dropped to just three percent in 2015.
Despite the advisory, some doctors still support the use of morcellators. Women need to be aware of the risks that morcellation carries.
If you have undergone a medical procedure involving a power morcellator and have developed cancer in the process, speak with the Morcellator lawsuit lawyers at Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 and learn how to assert your rights and to hold negligent parties responsible.