Defective tissue extraction bag in morcellation increases cancer risk
Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 11:38 am
Many gynecologists and health professionals choose laparoscopic power morcellation as a means to remove benign growths in the uterus in a minimally invasive way. However, undetected cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues hiding in the uterine growths could be spread during this procedure, which may increase the risk of uterine cancer.
The risk of uterine cancer during a laparoscopic surgery involving a power morcellator could also be significantly increased if the procedure was not done with an appropriate tissue extraction bag. The tissue bag is used to contain the benign uterine growth during morcellation, and is designed to prevent spillage while breaking up and vacuuming the growths. As such, power morcellation performed with a defective tissue extraction bag could cause residual cancerous tissues to grow and spread in the cavity, resulting in the spread of uterine cancer.
At Williams Kherkher, we help uterine cancer patients seek justice and compensation after being harmed by dangerous power morcellators by possibly filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers involved. Call us at (888) 220-0640 for an initial assessment of your case.