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Morcellator Injury Lawsuit

You or Your Loved One May Be Able to Pursue Financial Restitution for Injuries Caused by Ethicon’s Power Morcellators

Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, stopped selling laparoscopic power morcellators. Why? Because federal health regulators issued warnings regarding the usage of the power morcellators. The FDA indicated that this medical device has the potential to spread cancer cells while you or your loved one underwent surgery for a hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids. The result is you or your loved one being diagnosed with uterine sarcoma (i.e. uterine cancer).  If you or a family member underwent a hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids and were diagnosed with uterine cancer, contact our power morcellator personal injury law firm for a confidential, no-cost consultation.

Dangerous of the Power Morcellator

You may be asking yourself, “What is a power morcellator?” Well, they are small devices used during a hysterectomy or myomectomy to cut through tissue making a very small incision. The danger is in the fact that 1 in 350 women having surgery to remove fibroids were found to have uterine cancer. The power morcellator features spinning blades which spread cancerous cells to other organs in your body during a surgical procedure. The shocking statistics led the FDA to recommend discontinuing the use of power morcellators by all physicians. Some hospitals have actually banned the use of power morcellator devices entirely.

Check Out This Video Report from the Wall Street Journal Explaining the Power Morcellator Cancer Risks

FDA Alerts Results in Discontinued Sales of Power Morcellators

Johnson & Johnson halted sales and distribution of power morcellators due to the alerts issued by the FDA. But keep in mind that Johnson & Johnson failed to issue a recall of the power morcellators and these dangerous devices continue to be used by some physicians.

Types of Laparoscopic Power Morcellators

The types of power morcellators that have been commonly used include:

  • Gynecare Morcellex Tissue Morcellator
  • Morcellex Sigma Tissue Morcellator System
  • Gynecare X-Tract Tissue Morcellator
  • Karl Storz Rotocut

Power Morcellator Lawsuits

Our personal injury law firm is evaluating claims for potential power morcellator lawsuits. If you or a loved one had a hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids and were diagnosed with uterine cancer, contact our law firm today to set up a confidential, no-cost consultation.  Richard N. Shapiro

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