What is a Morcellator?
A morcellator is a surgical device that is used to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The device is used because the incisions are smaller and the recovery time is less than when doctors do a traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy. During this procedure, the uterus is minced up into smaller pieces inside the women’s abdomen and extracted.
What are the side effects of a doctor’s using Morcellator device?
When a morcellator is used, cells are cut up and spread into all areas of the abdomen. During the morcellator procedure, the cells are too small to detect any type of cancer. However, after the procedure, many individuals were diagnosed with uterine carcinoma, uterine sarcoma, or even carcinosarcoma.
It was discovered that during the Morcellator procedure, when the cells were cut up, the undiagnosed cancerous cells were spread into the abdomen. This means that cancer spread from one small area (the uterus) to many areas through the abdomen or throughout the body. Those small cancerous cells that were spread then started to grow.
After the cells grew and tests were done, it was revealed that the individual had cancer through the abdomen that has grown and spread. An individual’s survival rate decreases, the procedure to have the cancer removed are more complicated, and the individual suffers the stress and pain of having cancer spread throughout the abdomen.
What are your legal rights?
If you or a loved one has had a Morcellator procedure and suffered a uterine carcinoma, uterine sarcoma, carcinosarcoma, or any type of cancer, call us today for a free consultation. Dealing with pharmaceutical device injuries can be a distressing and trying experience. We have an experienced team of attorneys and staff members who focus on these types of situations and we’re here to help you navigate through your ordeal.