Monday, May 20, 2019

The lawsuit involving the Power Morcellator concerns the increased risk of significantly upstaging undiagnosed cancer during laparoscopic uterine fibroid removal surgeries. Upstaging means a change in the stage of a person’s cancer from a lower stage (less extensive) to a higher stage (more extensive).

Below are the news stories and videos we have posted on this topic.

Power Morcellator News

Federal Legislation Proposed to Require Doctors to Report Medical Device Failures

New proposed legislation that would require doctors to report potentially serious problems with medical devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was inspired by the use of a women’s surgical tool at the center of a number of lawsuits. The “Medical Device Guardian’s Act,” proposed in June by House...

DOJ Agrees to Investigate the Power Morcellator and Potential Link to Cancer

The laproscopic power morcellator is just the latest in a long line of medical devices that have wound up doing far more harm than good – and that were given rapid and ill-advised approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That same federal agency finally issued a...