U.S. GAO announces power morcellator investigation
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 8:44 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:07 pm
On September 4, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the launch of an investigation regarding the widespread use of power morcellators and their reputation of spreading cancerous tissues to the inner lining of the uterus. The investigation was granted after Congress members requested to investigate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of these devices.
The power morcellator is a medical device used in minimally invasive surgeries that breaks tissue masses into fragments. Last November, the FDA announced the health risks posed by the use of these devices, recommending that the devices should come with a warning about the possible spread of undetected uterine cancer.
If you believe that the use of this device has, in any way, negatively impacted your health, we have a team of power morcellator lawyers at Williams Hart who might be able to help you take legal action against the device’s manufacturer. Call us today at (800) 220-9341 to learn more.