Laparoscopy Cancer Side Effects
Laparoscopy is a medical procedure that removes unwanted tissue through a long, thin, flexible tube called a laparoscope with a fiber-optic camera at its end. Laparascopy is often touted as a faster, safer, less invasive alternative to abdominal surgery that involves large incisions, such as heart bypasses, hernias and kidney stones.
Although laparoscopy is less invasive and generally safer than abdominal surgery, it comes with its own risks and side effects. Potential complications include organ damage, electrode burns, blood clots, infection and even death. One of these dangers threatens women in particular.
Surgeons began using laparoscopy for the removal of uterine fibroids as an alternative to abdominal hysterectomy and myomectomy, which are both complicated procedures with long recovery times. Fibroids are uncontrolled growths on the uterine wall which can cause pelvic pain as well as heavy menstrual bleeding and miscarriage in premenopausal women.
Laparoscopy Cancer Lawsuit
The laparoscopy cancer side effect of fibroid removal, however, has only recently been made clear. The FDA released the results of a study in April 2014, which show that a technique called power morcellation risks a deadly laparoscopy cancer side effect. According to the FDA, about 1 in 350 women has an undiagnosed, benign uterine cancer that can be released into the body following laparoscopic power morcellation. The first laparoscopy cancer lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 53-year-old American women who died from uterine cancer less than a year after receiving laparoscopic power morcellation. Laparoscopy cancer side effects have impacted potentially tens of thousands of patients worldwide.
Now women all over the world are preparing mass tort laparoscopy cancer lawsuits against manufacturers who ignored the laparoscopy cancer side effects of devices called morcellators used in laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine fibroids. Johnson & Johnson has already recalled all of its morcellators and health authorities worldwide are investigating the cancer risk posed by these devices.
Side Effect Victims
Women who developed Uterine Cancer, Stomach Cancer or Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) after undergoing Fibroid Removal or a Hysterectomy may be eligible for compensation. Don’t let your valuable legal rights expire – request a free case review by visiting:
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