A laparoscopic power morcellator is a device used in gynecological surgeries to remove uterine fibroids. Unfortunately, growths that look like fibroids may actually be cancer, in which case the laparoscopic power morcellator may cause further spread of that cancer after the surgery. For women and their families affected by this complication, James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. is ready to fight for your right to compensation.
What is a Laparoscopic Power Morcellator?
A laparoscopic power morcellator (LPM) is a medical device used to remove fibroids from the uterus during a hysterectomy or myomectomy (surgery to remove uterine fibroids). This device offers a less invasive option than other available procedures and works by grinding up tissue with small blades. However, a small percentage of women who are diagnosed with fibroids may actually have a uterine sarcoma. In that case, the LPM grinds up and spreads cancerous tissue in the abdomen, resulting in widespread cancer cells and fatal consequences. After studies found that the risk of cancerous fibroids was much higher than conveyed to patients, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled its devices in 2014.
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we believe that manufacturers should be held accountable for medical devices that harm patients, which is why our firm will complete a free consultation for your case today.
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Although there have been reported injuries with this device, the FDA has not withdrawn its approval at this time. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.