The Minihan, Ethicon, Power Morcellator & Cancer alleges injuries from the use of a power morcellator during laparoscopic surgery.
A brief summary of this case:
- Allegedly, the Plaintiff underwent laparoscopic surgery with a Laparoscopic Power Morcellator (“LPM”) device known as a “Diva” that was used on Plaintiff on April 4, 2013 at Sky Ridge Hospital in Douglas County, Colorado.
- LPMs are electrically powered medical tools with spinning blades that shred, grind, and core tissue into smaller pieces or fragments.
- This allows the surgeon to remove the tissue through small incisions or extraction “ports” in the abdomen.
- If there is an undiagnosed cancer in the uterus, use of a LPM can cause aggressive cancer to be spread throughout the abdomen, pelvis, and other organs.
- Allegedly, the Plaintiff underwent a laparoscopic surgical procedure at Sky Ridge Hospital on April 4, 2014.
- Allegedly during this surgery, cancerous tissue was cut, shredded and spread throughout her body.
For more on this case, please follow this link: IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation.
UTERINE SURGERY — POWER MORCELLATORS — UTERINE CANCER — LEIOMYOSARCOMA
During the laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic uterine surgery, e.g., hysterectomy, myomectomy, fibroids), a power morcellator may have been used to remove the symptom causing fibroids in the uterine area and other non-cancerous growths or tumors.
But, if a power morcellator has been used during a laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic uterine surgery) and there are cancerous cells already present, the power morcellator may potentially exacerbate or help spread the cancerous cells, growth or tissue.
This unfettered spreading of the cancerous cells may lead to the development of cancer, particularly:
- uterine cancer (leiomyosarcoma (LMS), Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS), endometrial cancer, sarcoma…).
- metastatic leiomyosarcoma
- uterine sarcoma
- endometrial stromal sarcoma
- the abnormal growth of tissue
- direct harm to healthy tissue
For more on power morcellators and cancer (uterine surgery (hysterectomy & myomectomy) uterine cancer, LMS), please follow this link: Power Morcellators.
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