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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Why are manufacturers continuing to sell laparoscopic power morcellators despite known cancer risks?

Unfortunately, even though the use of laparoscopic power morcellators has known risks, the American College of Obstetricians and Would you use a medical device that had known cancer risks?Gynecologists (ACOG) continues to stand behind the use of the device in some surgeries. The ACOG notes that the device makes it possible for some women to undergo less invasive procedures in order to spare them longer recovery times and higher mortality rates that are associated with more aggressive treatment. As a result, the device is recommended for women who are at low risk for having an undetected malignancy at the time of the procedure. Manufacturers continue to make the power morcellators in order to meet this need.

6 Considerations Before Undergoing a Procedure Involving a Power Morcellator

Despite the risk of developing a worsened form of cancer as a result of undergoing a procedure with a power morcellator, for some women, careful consideration should still be given as to whether to proceed. Uterine sarcoma is a rare cancer, but it is aggressive. Women with uterine fibroids therefore need treatment in some form. Power morcellation is one option, though it has been shown to potentially spread the cancer if it is present. Women requiring treatment for uterine fibroids should consider the following:

  1. Ask your doctor about the potential complications, including how often they occur.
  2. Ask your doctor about the results of his previous surgeries.
  3. Ask who will be performing the procedure.
  4. Consider having a hysterectomy or myomectomy without laparoscopic power morcellation instead. This is a more traditional, open surgery.
  5. Consider whether you are a candidate for a more minimally invasive operation that does not involve the use of the power morcellator.
  6. Consider a hybrid laparoscopic operation where one of the laparoscopic incisions is widened or a small incision is made through which the uterus is removed.

Women who have already undergone a procedure with a power morcellator that are now facing harm as a result must take the proper steps to protect their legal rights. We are here to help. We encourage you to contact us today for a consultation at 888-526-7616.

 

Gabriel Assaad
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Partner and attorney at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, medical malpractice & product liability