Posts Tagged 'power morcellator'

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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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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Power Morcellator Manufacturers May Be Under Criminal Investigation

power morcellator manufacturers may be under criminal investigationWhen a medical device is thought to have contributed to the death or serious injury of a patient, the manufacturer of that device is required by federal law to report that event to government regulators. Now, there is strong evidence to suggest that the FBI is investigating the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by Johnson & Johnson, as well as other manufacturers of power morcellators, for their failure to do ...

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Smith & Nephew Receives FDA Warning Letter

smith and nephew warned by fdaAccording to FierceMedicalDevices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew over quality-control violations at the company’s facility in Andover, MA. The letter outlines problems related to some of Smith & Nephew’s mechanical morcellators, which are used in surgeries to remove intrauterine tissue. FierceMedicalDevices reports that among the violations mentioned in the FDA’s letter is “failure to establish ...

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Senator’s Letter Questions Medical Device Approval Methods

In today’s political climate, it isn’t difficult to view Congressional action on particular and specific devices or products through tainted lenses. We all know that money buys influence, and when a particular member of Congress starts paying attention to a specific device or product, we instinctively wonder who is pulling the strings. Who wrote a check large enough to make this elected official bring the regulatory power of the federal government to bear on one single product?

In some cases however, ...

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