A recent FDA study is warning about the effects of the use of uterine power morcellation during a hysterectomy or myomectomy. Both of these procedures can involve the use of a power morcellation device which can help facilitate the removal of possibly cancerous cells within the uterus. These cells can include cancerous fibroids in and around the uterus.
Currently, the FDA is recommending that women do not have laparoscopic power morcellation due to the fact that this procedure can cause the spread of unwanted cancerous cells within the body.
The FDA study is showing that 1 out of every 350 women that have a hysterectomy or myomectomy using uterine power morcellation suffer from a uterine cancer as a result of the procedure.
The FDA are encouraging women that undergo these types of procedures to report to the FDA in order for the FDA to determine if uterine power morcellation should be an allowed procedure.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a laparoscopic power morcellation procedure or any other medical procedure that you believe included a faulty product or negligence, please contact Long & Long. Our experienced attorneys can help determine if you should file a settlement and can work to help get you what you deserve. We serve clients in the Mobile, Alabama area. Call us today at (251) 432-2277.