Can power morcellators cause uterine cancer?
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Power morcellators are used in procedures for women suffering from uterine fibroids, or the benign growths along the lining of the uterus. It works by breaking the growths into pieces before vacuuming them out of the body through a small incision. Manufacturers of power morcellators claim that uterine procedures involving these devices are safe, effective, and pain-free.
But despite these promises, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned about the risk of uterine cancer after power morcellation procedures. The agency said undetected cancer tissues along the lining of the uterus might be ruptured by the device. This might trigger the destructive multiplication of cancer cells in the uterus, which could lead to uterine cancer.
If you have developed uterine cancer after a procedure involving a power morcellator, our team of morcellator lawsuit attorneys at Williams Kherkher may look into your situation to see if you are qualified to seek financial compensation from the makers of the dangerous medical device. Call us at (888) 220-0640 for a free assessment of your case today.