Staunchly Representing Patients Harmed By Power Morcellators
Hospitals, insurance companies and patients all benefit when advances in medical technology allow doctors to use minimally invasive procedures to treat complicated conditions. This is why many hospitals throughout the U.S. purchased and used Johnson & Johnson’s power morcellators in their surgical rooms.
Johnson & Johnson marketed its medical device as a safe, less invasive option for grinding down and removing tissues from the body. When the blades in this device were used to break down uterine fibroids or removing the uterus, however, they increased the spread of undetected cancer cells in the body. As a result, female patients faced a higher risk of uterine cancer than patients who did not have their tissues removed using a power morcellator.
In 2014, the FDA issued a warning against using power morcellators in hysterectomies or procedures to remove uterine fibroids. This device is still used in some hospitals in spite of this warning.
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At Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C., we know that receiving a uterine cancer diagnosis is devastating. If your doctor used a power morcellator during your surgical procedure, you may be able to file a defective product claim against the manufacturer.
Our founding attorney, Henry C. Dailey, is qualified to represent injury victims and their loved ones throughout Alabama. Call 205-606-6970 or email our Birmingham firm to arrange a no-cost consultation about your case.