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Lawsuits against Power Morcellator Manufacturers

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 2:52 pm by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 4:46 pm    

Although proponents for morcellators argue that they are overall beneficial to the medical community, several reports of women developing uterine cancers cannot be ignored.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued no involuntary recalls on the item but they have released reports and warnings in relation to the suspected harmful effects of morcellator use. Though Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon issued a recall of the item, it was voluntary and some of their morcellators have a high possibility of still being in use.

Multiple lawsuits have been brought up against the pharmaceutical giant in regards to their morcellators:

  • In Pennsylvania on March 2014, a man filed his suit in memory of his 53-year-old wife, who had died a mere year after her hysterectomy done with a power morcellator. She had developed uterine cancer.
  • In New York, a woman diagnosed with occult uterine leiomyosarcoma, which dramatically shortened her projected lifespan, filed a suit claiming she had developed cancer following a hysterectomy in which a power morcellator was used.
  • In Florida, another hysterectomy patient experienced the spread of endometrial stromal sarcoma, which she had previously been unaware of.

The claims all include accusations that the companies failed to create safe devices and knew of these shortcomings and released them to the public with little warning anyway.

If your cancer has spread due to morcellator use, learn more about how you can alleviate financial burdens through legal means. Speak with morcellator attorneys of Williams Hart, by calling (713) 352-7071.

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