Morcellator Risks

Tissue Damage And Cancer Spread

A morcellator is a surgical instrument that is used to remove tissue from a patient's body during laparoscopic surgery. The medical devices are commonly used during hysterectomies and to remove uterine fibroids. Unfortunately, the devices have been linked to serious health complications, including the spread of uterine cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised doctors to avoid using power morcellators, saying the risks outweigh the potential benefits to patients.

Did You Suffer Health Complications From Morcellator Use?

While morcellators allow doctors to perform less invasive surgeries, they also carry a risk. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an increased uterine pathology following use of a power morcellator. If the patient has undetected cancer, the morcellator can spread cancer cells throughout the body. Use of a power morcellator may also damage surrounding organs such as the bowel, bladder, uterus, pancreas, spleen and blood vessels.

How Do I Know If I've Been Injured By A Morcellator?

Symptoms of complications caused by morcellator use include:

  • Bleeding or oozing at the site of the incision
  • Pain and bruising near the incision
  • Infections
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain

If you have experienced health problems following use of a power morcellator during surgery, contact your doctor immediately. You should also contact an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation.

Learn more about morcellator warnings and recalls.

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If you or someone you love has suffered serious health effects following use of a morcellator during surgery, call Reich & Binstock at 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free. We are located in Houston and handle morcellator lawsuits in Texas and throughout the United States. You can also fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.