Power Morcellation for Laparoscopic Surgery May Spread Undiagnosed Cancer
You May Have the Right to a Significant Financial Settlement
The FDA has issued a warning that power morcellators should not be used in removal of reproductive organs in women. Also according to the FDA, 1 in 350 women undergoing surgery had unnoticed cancer cells. The act of liquefying the tissue by grinding it up with a morcellator can spread cancer tissues to other organs and throughout the body. This is known as metastatic cancer.
Because of the spread of cancer caused by these surgical techniques, women have suffered and died prematurely. While the FDA found that the risk of spreading cancer in women under 50 receiving this type of surgery is limited, they still found instances of an increase of an aggressive cancer in other organs.
Lawsuits have been filed across the country and the sale of power morcellators was discontinued in 2014. If you had surgery in which a power morcellator was involved and later suffered cancer, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the morcellating devices.
Contact Zoll & Kranz, LLC today if you have had laparoscopic surgery and were diagnosed with cancer today.
Side effects of power morcellation surgeries include:
- Organ Damage
- Scar Tissue Masses
- Abdominal Pain
- Aggressive Metastatic Cancer
Morcellation is used in the removal of the following organs:
- Female Reproductive Organs
Call Moll & Koran, LLC today at 866-620-6872 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Attorney Michelle L. Kranz
- Ohio, 1993
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1993
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
- University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, 1993; Juris Doctor
- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1990; Bachelor of Science – Cum Laude
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Toledo Bar Association