Uterine Surgery, Power Morcellator, Fibroids & Cancer: A case recently filed in Pennsylvania alleges injuries from the use of a power morcellator. This particular case involves uterine surgery, a power morcellator, fibroids and cancer after the laparoscopic surgery.
In this particular case, plaintiff allegedly underwent laparoscopic uterine surgery in which the LiNA Xcise Morcellator was used to remove one or more large uterine fibroids. The surgery may typically be described in medical records as a supracervical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy with uterine morcellation. And, the victim allegedly suffered from and died – after the use of the morcellator – from a fatal but undetected and undetectable uterine cancer.
As outlined in prior posts, 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. And, 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 exacerbate or help spread the cancerous cells, growth or tissue.
This unfettered spreading of the cancerous cells may lead to the development of cancer (e.g., post surgery cancer, post laparoscopic surgery cancer, post uterine surgery cancer, possibly:
- uterine cancer (leiomyosarcoma (LMS), Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS), endometrial cancer, sarcoma, endometrial adenocarcinoma…).
- 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.
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have undergone surgery (uterine, laparoscopic) and developed cancer (post surgery), and believe that the power morcellator was used during the surgical procedure, let our power morcellator lawyers investigate your claim to determine if you can file a power morcellator lawsuit. To talk to a power morcellator lawyer about a power morcellator lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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