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Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments
Date:7/10/2014

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that a couple has brought a lawsuit over allegations that the woman’s hidden, aggressive leiomyosarcoma was spread through her body by a power morcellator used during a routine laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy procedure. The lawsuit has been filed against Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation over its Wolf Power Morcellator and was brought on behalf of Sarah Salem-Robinson and her husband, Alan A. Robinson, in the Northern District of California on May 13, 2014 (Case5:14-cv-02209-PSG).

Two weeks following the procedure, the woman was advised that one of her fibroids was a uterine leiomyosarcoma, which is a rare and aggressive form of hidden, or so-called “occult” cancer, according to a report dated July 9, 2014 by The Washington Post. To date, she has been diagnosed with four lesions on one lung that, according to her lawsuit, likely are metastatic leiomyosarcoma resulting from the morcellator.

Parker Waichman comments that it is aware of at least one other lawsuit brought over potential injuries suffered following the use of morcellator tools during routine medical procedures. The firm indicates that it also u
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