Congressman asks FDA for criminal investigation on morcellator
Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 12:41 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 3:00 pm
According to Pennsylvania news sources, 8th district congressman Michael Fitzpatrick wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 18 regarding a potentially harmful medical device, the power morcellator. The congressman is asking the agency to launch a criminal investigation about the dangers of using the morcellator in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgeries.
The morcellator birthed numerous lawsuits all over the country in which the plaintiffs, who are usually female, allege that the device accelerated and spread uterine cancer cells after being used in surgeries.
The letter addresses the misconduct of well-known hospitals such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and the biggest manufacturer of the device in question, Johnson & Johnson.
If you have suffered as a result of the use of these highly dangerous power morcellators, please do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at Williams Hart to discuss your situation and let us help you develop a strategy against negligent medical professionals, institutions, and manufacturers. Call us now at (713) 352-7071.