We are currently investigating potential claims of women who have been diagnosed with an advanced stage of uterine cancer after undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy and are trying to spread awareness about the risks associated with these devices.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 10, 2014
As a response to recent statements from the FDA, nationally respected personal injury law firm Flood Law Group LLP warns the American public of risky medical practices performed by gynecologists.
In April 2014, the FDA issued a safety statement warning healthcare providers about the risk of spreading cancer cells to other parts of the body during hysterectomies and myomectomies. The laparoscopic power morcellator, a Johnson & Johnson gynecological and medical device, is used to remove uterine growths by slicing the tissue into pieces. This method, according to the FDA report, can spread bits of tissue that can continue to grow and spread into cancer cells. The report found that one in 350 women that underwent this treatment had undetected uterine sarcoma.
Since the FDA issued the warning, Johnson & Johnson removed the device from the market, several hospitals have discontinued use of the tool, and some insurers have even stopped covering use of the tool.
According to an article published on Sept. 23 by Med Device Online, some gynecologists continue to use the tool despite the FDA’s warning.
Flood Law Group LLP urges women to understand the treatment they will undergo in any hysterectomy and myomectomy and to consider the risks involved in any procedure – the FDA warning should be a cause for caution when scheduling medical procedures. Flood Law Group LLP will also investigate potential lawsuits on behalf of any women who may have developed uterine sarcoma after undergoing a hysterectomy or myomectomy in which a power morcellator was used.
“While the FDA doesn’t directly regulate doctors’ practices, we believe doctors shouldn’t take the FDA’s recommendations lightly,” said Cary McDonald, partner of Flood Law Group LLP. “We are currently investigating potential claims of women who have been diagnosed with an advanced stage of uterine cancer after undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy and are trying to spread awareness about the risks associated with these devices.”
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