Power Morcellator Lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that laparoscopic power morcellators pose a risk of spreading unsuspected cancerous tissue to other areas of the body in patients who have hysterectomies or myomectomies. Johnson & Johnson suspended sales of its power morcellator due to this risk and awaits an update from the medical community regarding the safety of the device. The FDA recommends that health care providers discuss the risks of all treatments with patients.

Potential Power Morcellator Complications

power morcellator lawsuitLaparoscopic power morcellators are used in different types of minimally invasive surgeries. Most of the time, patients who undergo these types of surgeries experience a shorter post-operative recovery time and a reduced risk of infection when compared to women who had abdominal hysterectomy or myomectomy surgeries. The power morcellator works by cutting tissue into smaller fragments so it can be vacuumed out of the body through smaller incisions. The risk occurs in women whose uterine tissue contains unsuspected uterine sarcoma. If any of this tissue is not vacuumed out, it could be spread to other areas of the pelvis or abdomen.

Please call our firm if you or a loved one had a hysterectomy (uterus removal), myomectomy (fibroid removal), oophorectomy (ovary removal), or a salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal) surgery and now suffer from:

  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma

Medical Device Safety Communication Issued by FDA Concerning Power Morcellators

The FDA released a safety communication regarding the risks associated with using a power morcellator in hysterectomy or myomectomy surgeries. The safety communication warns against using a laparoscopic power morcellator in a majority of women undergoing these surgeries because of the risk of spreading unsuspected cancerous tissue into other areas of the body. Health care providers are advised to discuss alternate treatment plans with their patients and to compare the risks of using the surgical tool as opposed to the benefits derived from it


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