Posts Tagged 'morcellator cancer lawsuit'

Initial Status Conference Scheduled for New Power Morcellator MDL

morcellator mdl status conference scheduledIn a recent case management order, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil set November 18 as the date for an initial scheduling conference for the newly consolidated power morcellator multidistrict litigation. Centralized late last month in Kansas, the litigation initially included 20 power morcellator lawsuits, 15 of which concerned Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit.

Laparascopic power morcellators are employed in non-invasive surgery to remove masses in the uterus. The device is inserted through ...

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Study: Power Morcellator Myomectomy Less Risky than Power Morcellator Hysterectomy

morcellation may be safer than hysterectomyA new study written for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that laparoscopic power morcellator myomectomies may have a lower rate of spreading cancer than power morcellator hysterectomies.

Power morcellators, a type of medical device used in minimally invasive surgery, have already been found to pose a risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in patients. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety ...

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Ethicon Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Kansas

power morcellator lawsuits consolidated into mdlSix federal power morcellator lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been centralized in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation held in its October 15 transfer order that the cases all involved common questions of fact, and that centralization would promote more just and efficient litigation.

Laparoscopic power morcellators are a type of medical ...

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Members of Congress Seek FDA Accountability for Power Morcellator Deaths

members of congress call for accountability in power morcellator deathsAccording to the Wall Street Journal, twelve members of Congress have called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took so long to warn about the cancer-spreading risks of power morcellators. “Hundreds, if not thousands of women in America are dead because of a medical device known as the laparoscopic power morcellator,” the letter reads.

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One of First Power Morcellator Lawsuits Settled

morcellator case settled for undisclosed amountThe Wall Street Journal reports that one of the first power morcellator lawsuits filed, and what would have been the first to proceed to trial, has been settled out of federal court for an undisclosed amount. The power morcellator lawsuit was filed in May of last year against medical device manufacturer LiNA Medical. The plaintiff, whose wife died of uterine cancer after a power morcellator procedure, claimed that the ...

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South Carolina Couple Files Power Morcellator Lawsuit

morcellator cancer lawsuit filed in south carolinaA South Carolina man and woman have filed a power morcellator lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. The couple claims that Johnson & Johnson’s device caused the woman to develop uterine fibroid cancer when it spread unsuspected cancerous tissue throughout her abdomen during a myomectomy procedure.

Power morcellators are a type of medical instrument used in minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, surgery to cut up large masses of tissue into extractable ...

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