Morcellators and Leiomyosarcoma
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with cancer after a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy? Brown and Crouppen is investigating cases of women who have been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma after a laparoscopic procedure where a morcellator may have been used.
What is a morcellator?
A morcellator is a surgical instrument used in laparoscopic surgery. It divides large fibroids into smaller pieces, making them easier to remove.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy to remove fibroids have an undetected uterine cancer. Laparoscopic power morcellation can cause the undetected cancer to spread.
That is why, in April of 2014, the Food and Drug Administration warned against using power morcellators during laparoscopic hysterectomies and myomectomies.
If you or someone you care for was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma after a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, contact Brown and Crouppen today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We can help you make informed decisions about your legal rights, so please call us Toll-Free: 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online Contact Form.