Women around the nation are developing cancer after doctors performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy used a morcellator manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). A morcellator is a power devised used to cut up the uterus and surrounding tissue and cells to make removal less complicated. When this type of hysterectomy is performed verses a vaginal or abdominal removal, the recovery time is decreased from approximately six weeks to two weeks. Although the recovery time is significantly less, prior patients who had a hysterectomy using a morcellator are experiencing a far greater medical condition than an additional four weeks of recovery would have involved.
When women are admitted into surgery for a laparoscopic hysterectomy, they are only examined via ultrasound to confirm that the uterus and other female organs are ready for removal. However, this surgical procedure has resulted in cancer matriculation throughout the abdomen and pelvis areas. In the present cases, the uterus was not examined for cancer prior to the surgery, and morcellation cause the living cancer to be cut and spread through the body.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning in April of 2014 to J&J about the increase in cancer susceptibility when a morcellator is used in laparoscopic surgeries. J&J immediately halted global sales and promotion. Only a short week later, a woman’s family who suffered the loss of their loved one due to cancer after having a hysterectomy using the laparoscopic morcellator filed the first case against the mega-manufacturer. J&J has currently asked all doctors to return all power morcellators in hopes of showing consumers their best effort in securing these families justice.
The Willis Law Firm is accepting cases nationwide. If you or a loved one has suffered or is suffering from cancer after having a hysterectomy in which a morcellator was used, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Our attorneys are standing by to provide our expert opinion and discuss the legal options available to you. At no charge you will be given comfort in knowing that we are on your team and want justice for the pain and suffering that a morcellator has contributed to your life. Call TODAY The Willis Law Firm 1-800-883-9858.