Our Philadelphia Morcellation Malpractice Lawyers bring medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who negligently order or conduct Morcellation Surgery and cause women harm. This type of surgery involves the use of a tiny surgical tool called a Laparoscopic Power Morcellator to remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy) or all or part of a woman’s uterus (hysterectomy).
Morecellator Surgery performed on a woman with uterine cancer can cause the cancer to spread to other parts of her body. When a doctor negligently orders and/ or performs Morcellation Surgery and causes a woman’s uterine cancer to spread, the doctor may be found guilty of medical negligence.
If you had already been diagnosed with uterine cancer (or were at risk of having it) when your Morcellation Surgery was ordered and performed, you may be entitled to payment for the spread of uterine cancer caused by the procedure.
Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Morcellation Malpractice Attorneys can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Spread of Uterine Cancer from Morcellation Surgery
During Morcellation Surgery, a surgeon uses a Morcellator to cut up (shred) organs and tissue to be removed from a woman’s body. The small powered device enables the doctor to perform the procedure without having to make a large incision.
The medical community has been aware from as early as April 2014 that removal of tissue in this manner is highly dangerous for women with uterine cancer. Some of the shredded tissue can escape from the surgical site into surrounding areas, such as the pelvis or abdominal cavity. When this tissue contains cancerous cells, the cancer can easily spread through the woman’s body.
Negligent use of a power Morcellator can also cause serious injuries or wrongful death even to women who do not have uterine cancer. Injuries caused by Morcellator blades may include dangerous or deadly lacerations of kidneys, bladder, abdominal aortas, large intestines, and vena cava. Some women also develop non-cancerous soft tissue tumors, which may require additional surgery to prevent them from becoming cancerous.
Our Philadelphia Morcellation Malpractice Lawyers
Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Morcellation Malpractice Lawyers have the experience and knowledge to successfully handle these challenging cases. You may be entitled to sue and recover damages from your doctor for harm caused by Morcellation Surgery if your doctor ordered the surgery after you were diagnosed with uterine cancer and/ or negligently performed the procedure. Contact our highly skilled medical malpractice attorneys for a free evaluation of your case.