Ethicon power morcellator lawsuits will be consolidated
Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 12:53 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:04 pm
Following dozens of lawsuits alleging a link between Ethicon Inc.’s power morcellators and the spread of uterine cancer, a federal judicial panel has created a federal docket in the District of Kansas in order to consolidate these cases and accelerate the process of reaching settlements.
One example of a pending lawsuit involves a woman from Colorado who had a laparoscopic procedure in which the surgeon used a morcellator manufactured by Ethicon to treat her uterine fibroids. Soon after her procedure, she was told that one of her fibroids contained leiomyosarcoma. She has been in radiation treatment and chemotherapy, which she claimed to be disabling and painful.
The plaintiff complained that even with Ethicon’s knowledge of the new evidences and safety hazards, the manufacturer still failed to design their power morcellator product in a way that would lessen the risk of uterine cancer.
If your health has been suffering after the use of a power morcellator during your surgery, consider speaking with our legal team at Williams Hart to build a case against the liable party. Call us today at (713) 352-7071.