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Have You Been Diagnosed with Cancer After
Arthroscopic Surgery Using the Power Morcellator?
You Need Legal Representation – Contact Us Now!

Fibroid uterine tumors or the need for a hysterectomy can appear at any point in a woman's life, however, fibroid tumors are most frequent in women of child baring age. Gynecologists may elect to biopsy and then remove the tumors when they cause pain, distension of the uterus, displacement of other organs, or interfere with fertility. The procedure of removing a fibroid mass is refereed to as a myomectomy.

Doctors have turned to a device called the power morcellator to remove the uterus or fibroid masses. The device allows for arthroscopic surgery which instead of cutting through the muscles in the abdominal wall allows small incisions, and decreases a patients recovery time. It also allows for a partial hysterectomy that leaves the ovaries in place when that is the purpose of the procedure.

The Power Morcellator Distributes Cancerous Cells

Sometimes a biopsy does not catch cancerous cells hiding in a tumor, and as the power morcellator breaks up the mass so it can be removed by a vacuuming device, it also distributes the cancerous cells throughout the body. The process of distributing cancerous cells is called metastasis, spreading the cancer from one organ to others. 

Fay Law Group, P.A. represent people seeking to receive compensation from manufacturers of the power morcellator including Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Their extensive knowledge, well-established expert witness resource base, and their ability to negotiate and try a case effectively allows the privilege of seeking restitution for victims of harmful devices. Fay Law Group, P.A. aggressively seek compensation and punitive damages against manufacturers and users of a harmful medical device.

Call 866-681-0514 Now for the Help You Need!

If you have developed cancer after having a "benign" fibroid tumor removed or if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, Attorney Caragh Fay has the legal experience and knowledge to help you file a lawsuit.

Call Fay Law Group, P.A. today at to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Caragh Glenn Fay
 

Jurisdictions:

  • Maryland, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2006

Education:

  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Law Review: University of the District of Columbia Law Review, 2002 - 2005
  • University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, Maryland
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: Business Management and Legal Studies
    • Honors and Awards
    • Olender Earl H. Davis scholarship award, 2004

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1999 - 2009
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC, Member, 1999 - 2009
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member, 2007
  • Maryland Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member

Attorney Thomas Fortune Fay
 

Jurisdictions:

  • District of Columbia, 1967
  • Maryland, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1969
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education:

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Honors: Awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize for Excellence in Commercial Law
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • LL.B. - 1965
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • A.B. - 1961
       

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member, Elections Committee, 1977
  • American Association for Justice , Member, 1975 - Present
  • District of Columbia, State Committeeman, 1977 - 1978
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Member, 1970 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Secretary, 1972 - 1975
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Vice President, 1975 - 1976
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., President, 1976 - 1977

Attorney Annie P. Kaplan
 

Jurisdictions:

  • New York, 1979
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
    • B.A. - 1972
       

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • West Chapter-Partial Lawyers Association, Governors, 1987 - Present
  • DC Trial Lawyers Association, President

Attorney Molly Hoffman Wolfe
 

Jurisdictions:

  • Maryland, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2010
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2011

Education:

  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. cum laude - 2009
    • Law Review: University of the District of Columbia Law Review, Senior Editor, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Honors College
    • Major: Classics
  • Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • A.A.S. - 2001
    • Major: Culinary Art

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2011 - Present
  • D.C. Trial Lawyer, Member, 2010 - Present

Attorney Cole Dowden
 

Jurisdictions:

  • Maryland, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2012

Education:

  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

John Vail, Of Counsel
 

Jurisdictions:

  • Tennessee, 1979
  • New Mexico, 1985
  • North Carolina, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education:

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • JD - 1979
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • AB - 1976

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia

Settlements

Myomectomy Case - Representation of a  36-year old woman who had received a myomectomy by a very well established OB/GYN in the DC area. The woman had had a history of fibroids, and was interested in having children. The doctor who she thought was going to do her surgery did not, two students who had completed a residency with the doctor, actually performed the surgery. After the myomectomy, she never had her menses. After exploratory surgery it was revealed that there was a complete separation between the cervix and the fundus of her uterus, making her completely unable ever become pregnant. After two weeks of trial a jury awarded our client approximately $800,000.


Wrongful Death Case - Failure to diagnose and treat uterine cancer. Defendants excised a polyp from Plaintiff's uterus in March, 2009, but did not send it for pathological review or tell her that they had removed a polyp. As a result, 20 months elapsed before a second polyp was excised and sent to pathology, where advanced uterine cancer was diagnosed. This delay was the proximate cause of Ms. S's death. We recently settled the case for an undisclosed amount.


Catastrophic Injury - Ms. D is a forty-two year old woman who has permanent scaring from numerous surgeries and skin grafts, serious gastrointestinal injuries, and emotional harm, all of which are permanent injuries, as a result of the Defendant's negligence. On March 1, 2011, Ms. D underwent exploratory laparotomy to remove bilateral ovarian cysts at the hospital. The Defendant, Dr. X, negligently sewed a portion of Ms. D's intestine into the closure of her abdominal wound. Shortly after being sent home from the hospital, Ms. D returned with abdominal pain and distension. Ms. D was sent for emergency surgery and the intestine enclosure was discovered. After numerous surgeries related to the infection, necrosis of the soft tissue, skin grafts, and fistula repairs, Ms. D has been left with no normal musculature in her abdominal wall, extensive scarring from skin grafts and debridement of necrosed tissue, and severe emotional distress. We settled Ms. D's case for an undisclosed amount.

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