(PRWEB) May 23, 2014
The hysterectomy cancer attorneys at Parilman & Associates represent clients around the United States who have been harmed while obtaining medical care. The firm helps consumers who have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, defective medications and defective medical devices. The attorneys at the firm hereby announce to the public that they are investigating potential claims against manufacturers of power morcellators in response to a public warning issued by the FDA that using these devices during surgery could possibly raise the risk of the spread of cancer in patients.
The FDA Safety Communication, which can be found on its Web site here, was published on April 17, 2014. It states that power morcellators are used in laparoscopic surgeries on women that include hysterectomies and myomectomies intended to remove uterine fibroids. In the alert, the FDA states that if “laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in women with unsuspected uterine sarcoma, there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue within the abdomen and pelvis, significantly worsening the patient’s likelihood of long-term survival.” As such, the FDA in this announcement discouraged the use of power morcellators during these procedures.
A power morcellator is a medical device that is supposed to aid patients who undergo hysterectomies and myomectomies. Its purpose is to minimize the incisions required to perform these procedures, and if an incision is minimized it can reduce the amount of recovery time necessary after surgery. Laparoscopic surgeries can also reduce the risk of patients developing infections or suffering injuries including internal bleeding. Examples of manufacturers of these power morcellator products include Ethicon, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson and Karl Storz Endoscopy-America.
Given this development, the attorneys at Parilman & Associates are investigating potential claims on behalf of clients who may have had cancerous cells spread to their abdomens and/or their pelvic areas if they underwent these procedures and had previously undetected cancerous cells present in their uteruses. The firm encourages anyone who has undergone these procedures and had a power morcellator used during them to obtain a full medical evaluation and if necessary to contact the firm to schedule a free initial consultation. This free initial consultation can be scheduled by logging onto the URL of http://www.parilmanlaw.com/defective-products/power-morcellator/ and completing the contact form that appears on the right side of the page. Consumers can also call the firm at 800-800-DRUG.
About Parilman & Associates
Parilman & Associates is a nationwide law firm that represents individuals and classes of consumers who have been injured by defective products. These products include defective medical devices and defective medications. The firm also represents clients who have been injured by exposure to asbestos and those who have been wrongfully harmed in different types of accidents. The firm’s Facebook profile can be found at https://www.facebook.com/parilmaninjurylawyers. The firm can also be reached by phone at 800-800-DRUG.