Fibroids are smooth muscles tumors in the uterus. These can range from small, benign tumors to larger fibroids that cause serious health problems, such as issues with urination or reproduction. In many cases, fibroids, often called uterine fibroids or fibromyoma, require treatment. Depending on the size and location of the tumors, various treatment methods may be required.
In some cases, the fibroids may be so benign that no treatment or removal is necessary, so long as they do not cause any interferences or pain.
There are a number of different ways that doctors treat fibroids. The more common treatments for fibroids are:
- Administration of medication
- Uterine artery blockage, which involves cutting off the blood supply to the fibroids
- Comprehensive surgery involving incision of the abdomen
- Hysterectomies and myomectomies
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Radiofrequency ablation, which is the insertion of small instruments that cause necrosis of the fibroid through emissions of radio-frequency emissions
Depending on the situation, a doctor may also prescribe a combination of these treatment methods.
Treatment for fibroids is a complex matter and can sometimes give rise to various legal issues. In particular, injuries resulting from fibroid treatment may result in a damages award to the victim. This can compensate for losses stemming from legal issues such as:
- Failed surgery
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability, as defective medical products such as defective medicine may have been used during the treatment process
Fibroid treatment lawsuits can sometimes result in significant damages award, depending on the extent of the injury or losses experienced. In many cases, fibroid treatment lawsuits may be filed as class action suits, especially for those lawsuits involving product liability.
Fibroid treatments can range from very minor to very major extensive procedures and processes. These can involve various legal issues and conflicts, especially when something goes wrong with the treatment plan. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer if you need legal assistance for a fibroid treatment matter. Your attorney can provide you with representation in court if you need to file a claim or lawsuit. Also, if you have any inquiries or questions, your attorney can research the laws in your area and inform you of how to proceed.