New Research Indicates Morcellators Could Spread Uterine Disease
Amid accusations that power morcellators, which are medical devices used for uterine fibroid removal during laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures, can spread unsuspected cancerous cells, Johns Hopkins research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology determined that the surgical tool can also spread uterine disease.
In the study, three women who underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy morcellation consequently experienced the spread of uterine disease throughout their bodies which led to tumor growths, multiorgan resection, and other complications. Despite a growing number of lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed cancer after undergoing the morcellation procedure, the device remains on the market. In light of this new research, more product liability lawsuits are likely to be filed against device manufacturers by women who experienced morcellator complications other than cancer.