Morcellation surgical tools are used to during laparoscopic gynecological surgeries to remove tissue. However, it was discovered that these tools are capable of spreading cancerous cells in patients who have an undetected form of cancer. Spreading cancerous cells to other areas of a patient’s body can reduce the patient’s chances of surviving a fight against cancer.
In July, 2014, the market leader of morcellators issued a worldwide recall. Additionally, the FDA discouraged health care providers from using morcellators during gynecological procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, or any other gynecological surgery.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer, or any other form of cancer, after undergoing a gynecological procedure, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and illnesses. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.