Power Morcellators

Power morcellators are surgical devices used in minimally invasive gynecological surgeries such as hysterectomies and myomectomies (removal of the uterus or uterine fibroids). Power morcellators are small devices with rapidly rotating blades. These devices are typically inserted into a patient through a small incision, where the morcellator is used to slice the fibroid or other tissue into tiny pieces that can be suctioned out laproscopically. Unfortunately these devices can spread a hidden and rare, yet extremely aggressive and deadly form of uterine cancer through the morcellation process. Typically patients do not know they have cancer until the morcellated material is sent to pathology, at which point the cancerous material has already been spread throughout the pelvic cavity through the morcellation procedure. In 2014 the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to all patients and surgeons regarding the dangers of power morcellator use. Some morcellator manufacturers have discontinued production of their morcellator products in response to this warning. If you or a loved one developed pelvic cancer after the use of a morcellator during gynecological surgery, please call the experienced drug and device attorneys at Franklin D. Azar and Associates for a free consultation.