Your Hysterectomy Could Cause Cancer

You Cancer May Have been Spread by a Morcellator

I Developed Cancer after a Hysterectomy

Is a Hysterectomy a Safe Procedure?

Should I have Fibroids Removed with a Morcellator?

Can I Sue after Developing Cancer?

How do I Start a Lawsuit after a Morcellation Hysterectomy?

What Caused my Cancer?

Contact Arentz Law to Ensure Justice is Served

You Cancer May Have been Spread by a Morcellator

Every year 600,000 women visit their doctor and decide to have a hysterectomy.  This procedure, which completely removes the uterus (and sometimes the ovaries as well), is done for many reasons.  Some women opt for the procedure due to complications with those organs.  Others will opt for the procedure as a method of permanent birth control.  Still others are trying to remove cancerous (or potentially cancerous) tissues.  No matter what the reason, women have two methods that can be used to remove these organs.

Most procedures (around 80% of them) are done with traditional methods.  This means a large incision is made on the abdomen and the uterus is removed.  This method is invasive and requires many weeks before the individual returns to full health.  That is why more women are turning toward a laparoscopic surgery that is considered minimally invasive.  This procedure uses a device called a morcellator (or power morcellator, or sometimes called a morcellation device).  While the healing times are shorter and there is less pain, using that device can lead to some severe problems.  Studies have shown that women who undergo a hysterectomy with the use of a power morcellator are at a higher risk of developing cancer.

If you, or a loved one, have undergone a hysterectomy with a morcellator, and you have subsequently been diagnosed with cancer in the abdominal region, attorneys from Arentz Law Group P.C. want to speak with you!  Your cancer may not be a random occurrence, and the manufacturer of the morcellator may not have properly warned you about the dangers of the procedure!  Call us today at 1-800-305-6000, or fill out the contact form on this page, to schedule your free consultation with a highly trained dangerous drug attorney.


I Developed Cancer after a Hysterectomy

Most women opt for a hysterectomy when their uterus isn’t functioning quite the way that it should.  It is causing severe pain and discomfort, and traditional non-surgical methods of trying to treat the pain are no longer working.  In these cases, a hysterectomy is performed through one of the two ways described up above.

There is a big problem when a power morcellator is used.  This device is essentially cutting blades attached to the end of a tube.  The uterus is cut up and removed through the tube making the surgery minimally invasive.  However, the morcellation device doesn’t remove 100% of the tissue, some pieces are “flung” around inside the abdomen.  If any of these pieces contain cancerous cells (and the FDA estimates that 1 out of 350 women have latent cancerous cells inside their uterus), that cancer can start to spread rapidly.

If you have had a hysterectomy with the use of a morcellator recently, and you have subsequently been diagnosed with cancer somewhere in your abdomen region, there is a good chance that your cancer was caused (or aggravated and spread) because of the device that was used to perform the surgery.  If you had opted for a traditional procedure, or if the procedure was never done, those cancerous cells would have been removed or could have lain dormant your entire life.

It is highly likely that the hysterectomy by power morcellator caused the spread of your cancer.

If you are battling cancer because a morcellator spread the cancerous cells around your abdomen, you don’t have to battle alone!  The manufacturers of these devices never warned about the potential deadly side effects.  You are the victim of a device that is dangerous, and you deserve justice.  Contact a dangerous device attorney with Arentz Law today by calling 1-800-305-6000 to schedule your free consultation.


Is a Hysterectomy a Safe Procedure?

Every procedure that introduces an object or substance into the body has the potential for problems.  The goal, however, is to minimize the problems in order to correct whatever is wrong.  In the case of a hysterectomy cutting open the abdomen is considered invasive, so a number of companies have developed morcellation devices.  These devices are designed to be minimally invasive and ideally minimize the problems that could occur.

With a traditional hysterectomy, the procedure is relatively safe.  Recovery times are rather extensive, but most of them go smoothly.

With a morcellation hysterectomy, the procedure is considerably less safe.  The risk of developing cancer after a hysterectomy with this procedure is quite high, and many of the devices are no longer being used because of the problems that occur.

Inside of the uterus, fibroids can develop.  These are fleshy bumps that are generally benign.  As they grow and become more numerous they can start to cause irritation, and if they get too big, a hysterectomy (or myomectomy, the removal of just the fibroids) is recommended.

The problem is that many fibroids are never completely benign.  Some carry cancerous cells that are lying dormant.  As long as these leiomyosarcoma cells aren’t disturbed, they aren’t an issue.  The morcellator grinds up those cells and some are scattered around inside the abdomen.  When disturbed the cancer starts to grow rapidly.

To answer the question “is a hysterectomy safe?”  we have to say “it depends on the method used.”  If you have had a procedure done with a power morcellator, and you have been diagnosed with spreading cancer, you may be able to sue the manufacturer and collect compensation to help cover your hospital bills and other damages.  An attorney with Arentz Law is ready to consult with you free of charge and with no obligation to you about your possible suit.  Simply call 1-800-305-6000.


Should I have Fibroids Removed with a Morcellator?

The interior wall of the uterus is generally smooth.  But as our bodies age we notice signs of changes.  Even outwardly we notice skin blemishes, moles and warts that get bigger, wrinkles and sagging skin.  It isn’t unreasonable to assume that the “skin” inside our bodies undergoes changes as well.

One of those changes is developing fibroids in the uterus.  These small bumps are almost always just there.  They don’t cause any problems, they don’t cause any discomfort or pain, and they don’t pose any threat to the individual.  Many women will go their entire lives with fibroids (some that may even contain cancerous cells) and never experience any ill effects.

But there are times when some women do suffer from their fibroids.  They get too big, become inflamed, grow in uncomfortable areas, or a host of other problems.  If this is the case they may consult with their doctor and decide to either have the fibroids removed (via a myomectomy procedure) or to have the uterus removed (via a hysterectomy procedure).

This is where many women make a decision to undergo a procedure without fully being warned about the potential negative consequences.  Having fibroids removed with a power morcellator can end up causing cancerous cells to be aggravated and spread around inside of the uterus.  The end result is that you develop uterine cancer because you were trying to remove growths that were causing discomfort.

Your cancer is not completely random!  Your cancer is likely caused by the morcellator as it was removing the fibroids.  If you had a myomectomy with a morcellator, and you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, you deserve justice.  You deserve to have your voice heard saying it is not acceptable to develop dangerous medical devices if it causes those using them to develop cancer!

Fight back and let your voice be heard by calling 1-800-305-6000.  Your conversation with a dangerous device attorney from Arentz Law will guide you through the litigation process so that you can receive compensation for your medical expenses and suffering.  Your lawsuit will help others become aware of the dangers that these devices pose.


Can I Sue after Developing Cancer?

Studies have shown that amongst otherwise healthy people, cancer is a random occurrence.  It seems that it’s just bad luck that the cells mutate and spread through the body.  The key part of the study, however, is that this is among people who are otherwise healthy.  High risk behaviors, like smoking, poor diet, exposure to chemicals, etc. do indeed increase the risk and make the cancer not quite so random.

For many people that have developed cancer, they want someone or something to blame.  For those that develop cancer due to bad luck, the only blame that can be cast is that our bodies aren’t perfect.  However, for those who have had a procedure done with a power morcellator, that “bad luck” isn’t just luck.  In fact, their cancer was likely caused by a dangerous device that shouldn’t be used on people.

If you are wondering whether or not you can sue because you have developed cancer, the answer is that it depends on the cancer and the circumstances leading up to it.  For people who have used talcum powder habitually, they could develop ovarian cancer.  For people who have used some dangerous drugs, they could develop a variety of cancers.  For those who have had procedures done with a morcellator, they could develop cancer in the abdomen.

If you have developed cancer after having a hysterectomy or a myomectomy done with the use of a morcellation device, then you likely can sue if you were never fully warned about the dangers of using these devices.  Your lawsuit can help raise awareness, offset your medical expenses, and help give the resounding message to these device manufacturers that it is not okay to hurt people in the name of profit!

Call a dangerous device attorney at Arentz Law at 1-800-305-6000 for your free consultation to seek compensation for your cancer that wasn’t caused by bad luck.


How do I Start a Lawsuit after a Morcellation Hysterectomy?

Over half a million women, in the US alone, have a hysterectomy each year.  Of those half million, over 100,000 of them undergo the procedure using a morcellator.  This device can cause the spread of cancer throughout the abdomen region.  Studies show that the dangers of spreading cancer aren’t minimal either.  In fact, having a hysterectomy by morcellation raises the risk of spreading cancer over 9 times.

If you have undergone a morcellation procedure, and you are suffering from a new cancer diagnosis, you probably want to know how you can be compensated for the pain and suffering you are experiencing.  Fortunately there is an answer, and you don’t have to fight this battle on your own.  The process to get started is fairly simple.

Your first step is to contact a morcellator attorney from Arentz Law by calling 1-800-305-6000.  Your attorney will consult with you on whether or not it is advisable to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device that has caused you so much harm.  You are under no obligation to become a client or follow through with your lawsuit until you decide that it is right for you.

Your attorney will work with your to show that your were cancer free before the procedure, and that the use of the morcellator caused the spread of the cancer throughout your abdomen.  You provide the details, and we will do the hard work to ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve!

Your lawsuit will help to raise awareness that morcellation is a dangerous technique.  It will help these major medical device manufacturers know that they need to make equipment that is safe for everyone, and it will help you receive the compensation that you deserve to cover the costs of battling cancer.

Call us today to get started on your morcellation lawsuit.


What Caused my Cancer?

Cancer has a number of different causes.  But in the case of cancer that rapidly spread throughout the abdomen after a hysterectomy done by a power morcellator, that cancer was likely caused by the morcellator used.  If you’re wondering what caused your cancer, these are the likely culprits.

  • Diva Morcellator – One of the oldest devices. Manufactured by a company called FemRx which was bought out by Johnson & Johnsons in 1998.
  • MyoSure – A device manufactured by the company Hologic.
  • VersaCut Morcellator – Lumenis Inc. makes this device.
  • Gynecare X-Tract – One of the most popular morcellation devices, made by Ethicon a company owned by Johnson & Johnson.
  • Gynecare Mrocellex Tissue Morcellator – Another version made by Ethicon.
  • Morcellex Sigma – Ethicon makes this version of morcellators as well.
  • Hysteroscopic Morcellator – Interlace Medical built this device, the company was bought by Hologic in 2011.
  • Trueclear Hysteroscopic Morcellator – Manufactured by Smith & Nephew
  • PlasmaSORD – A morcellation device made by Olympus.

Each of these devices has a unique name.  There are many manufacturers, but they all perform the same job: they cut up and extract tissue that is to be removed.  And they all have the same problem: not all of the cells are extracted, and this can lead to cancer in the abdomen region.

Have you recently undergone a procedure with the use of a power morcellator?  Were you later diagnosed with cancer in your abdomen?  If you are wondering, “What caused my cancer?” the answer is that it was very likely caused by the morcellation device that was used.  Fortunately you do have options!

You can fight back against the manufacturer for causing you pain and suffering.  Call a dangerous device attorney from Arentz Law at 1-800-305-6000 to discuss your options for a lawsuit.  You may be entitled to compensation, and you will help justice be served.


Contact Arentz Law to Ensure Justice is Served

Here at Arentz Law we have one goal: to ensure that you have a voice that is heard.  Every day we hear about people who are injured because they trusted that medical device manufacturers have their best interest in mind.  But when billions of dollars are on the line, many of these manufacturers would rather put people at risk instead of cutting down on their profits.

You don’t have to be a victim!

If you have suffered because you trusted the morcellator would safely remove your uterus, and now you are battling cancer, you have recourse.  All you need to do is call us at 1-800-305-6000, or fill out the contact form on this page.  With your lawsuit you can help encourage other women who are suffering, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, and you will put pressure on the device manufacturers to start making devices that are entirely safe; not just ones that are “mostly” safe.

Are you ready to fight back against the corporation that caused you pain and suffering?


Dangerous device attorneys from Arentz Law Group P.C. are located in Southern California.  From these offices we can help clients who live all around the country.  No matter what state you live in, from Alaska, to Hawaii, to Florida, and everything in between, we can help you receive the justice that you deserve!

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