For those who believe that a power morcellator caused the death or injury of a loved one, the government has just provided more ammunition for your case. The GAO has released a bi-partisan report on the devices and how they were approved by the FDA. The results are not kind.
Morcellators are used for hysterectomies and uterine fibroids. They allow surgeons to remove tissue by grinding it using a small tool rather than a traditional surgery. However, if these devices hit an undetected cancer, it will spread the cancerous tissue through the body and dramatically raise the chances of death.
Gaps in the FDA reporting process were discovered back in 2015. Those gaps lead the GAO to perform an investigation on the devices. You can read the full report on the devices at this link.
We don’t know if this will lead to a ban on the devices or just improve efforts for stronger labeling. Regardless, the use of these devices is risky and the public should be notified. And if undetected cancer is spread by the devices the victims should be greatly compensated.
Do you believe you had uterine cancer spread through your body through the use of a power morcellator? You may be eligible for compensation. Call the offices of John Foy & Associates today to speak with one of our medical liability lawyers. We can help you get financial compensation. Call today for a free consultation.