FDA Takes Tougher Stance On Cancer Causing Device
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened its warning against the laparoscopic power morcellator device for a controversial uterine surgical tecchnique. The morcellator is used to remove uterine growths in many women. The FDA warning is asking manufacturers to place warning labels on the devices for the possibility of spreading unseen cancers.
The morcellator has been used to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus or sometimes the uterus itself. The device has come under fire much this year as research has shown that it can spread cancerous cells throught the body making the disease more dangerous to dectectand thus making it harder to treat.
The FDA has said that this year, an estimated 1 in 350 women who undergo the morcellation procedure have an unsuspected form of uterine cancer called uterine sarcoma.
With the dangers of the device becoming more public, many morcellator lawsuits are being filed through out the country. If you or a loved one have been directly affected by the power morcellator device or if you have questions on morcellator lawsuits, the personal injury attorneys at Williams DeClark Tuschman would like to speak with you. Please call our office at 419-241-7700. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and we will assist you in the next course of appropriate legal action.