The Philadelphia drug injury lawyers at Feldman & Pinto are evaluating morcellator injury cases from women whose uterine cancer spread after morcellator surgery.
A morcellator is a surgical power tool made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The device has been used to perform surgeries, including:
- removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
- removal of all or part of the uterus (hysterectomy)
Morcellator surgery is associated with a spread of existing uterine cancer. The FDA released a warning about this risk in April 2014. In November 2014, the FDA released a “black box warning” regarding morcellator use. This warning stated that the risks associated with these devices outweigh any potential benefits of their use.
Morcellator injury lawsuits brought against J&J allege that the company:
- knew or should have known of the increased risk of uterine cancer spread from morcellator surgery, an
- failed to provide adequate warnings of this serious risk
Morcellator injury lawsuits filed against J&J seek damages for uterine cancer spread and other injuries caused by these medical devices.
The Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Feldman & Pinto also institute lawsuits against doctors who contribute to or cause Morecellator injuries and deaths.
A doctor can be legally responsible for a patient’s morcellator injury or death if the doctor:
- negligently failed to diagnose a patient’s existing uterine cancer before ordering morcellator surgery
- negligently ordered morcellator surgery for a woman with diagnosed uterine cancer, and / or
negligently performed morcellator surgery, causing injury to the patient
Morcellators and the Spread of Uterine Cancer
Morellators are power tools that doctors use to cut up uterine fibroids and other tissue. After shredding the tissue, the surgeon removes it from the woman’s body. The spreading of existing uterine cancer can occur when some of the cut up tissue migrates to other body parts, such as the woman’s:
- pelvis, and / or
Doctors have performed these procedures on tens of thousands of women. The FDA estimates that about 1 in 370 women may have undetected uterine cancer at the time of this surgery.
Contact a Philadelphia Morcellator Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you sustained personal injuries after morcellator surgery. Please contact us to learn more about filing a morcellator injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.