Laparoscopic Power Morcellator Recall By Johnson & Johnson

Laparoscopic Power Morcellator recall

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed by women damaged by this device

Laparoscopic Power Morcellator Recall

Used In Removal Of Uterine Fibroids: May In Fact Spread Cancer

Laparoscopic Power Morcellators are used by doctors every day in hysterectomies, and the removal of uterine fibroids. It literally shreds the tissue to pieces, which are then removed through the small laparoscopic incision. It has been discovered that for as many in 1 in 350 women, it may actually spread malignant cells throughout the uterus, or abdomen. This results in a huge leap in the severity, and deadliness, of the cancer.
The FDA released a safety advisory about the use of laparoscopic morcellators, and Johnson & Johnson (through their subsidiary Ethicon) issued a laparoscopic power morcellator recall, declaring that the risk is much too high to continue their use.

American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists Rejects FDA

ACOG disagrees with any laparascopic power morcellator recall, and published a report in which they defend the use of morcellators. Of course there is a profit motive as well as any scientific argument made, as doctors perform more than 600,000 hysterectomies annually in the USA, and morcellation makes the procedure much quicker (and thus profitable) for the doctor.

This conflict of interest is similar to ACOG’s defense of the amazingly high cesarean rate in the USA, which is another quick and easy money maker for doctors. If a procedure allows a doctor to handle 5 patients in a day, as opposed to 1 or 2, of course there will be a temptation to perform procedures that may be risky, or unnecessary.

The Risk To Women

The reason this matters to women is that, according to the FDA, as many as 1 in 350 women who undergo surgery for uterine fibroid removal, may have an undiagnosed sarcoma (cancer). The use of the morcellator’s shredders spread that cancerous tissue all over the interior of the abdomen, which can spread cancer throughout the body. This can transform a relatively simple, and treatable Stage One tumor, to an almost guaranteed death sentence Stage 4. This is why the laparoscopic power morcellator recall is an issue. This is also why their are dozens, soon to be hundreds, of product liability lawsuits underway. The risk is known, and ignored, in the name of more money.

The Consumer Justice Group Can Help

The lawyers of the Consumer Justice Group are experts at fighting medical cases like this. The laparoscopic power morcellator recall is a complex issue, and one that we have handled many times before.

We have attorneys in all 50 states who are specialists in this area of the law, and who will fight to get the damages, and settlements, victims deserve. Contact us today, either by filling out the contact form to the right of this page, or give us a call at 800-887-6852. One of our lawyers will give you a free case evaluation and let you know your options.

Don’t let big medicine get away with risking your life to make a few more dollars. The resistance to the laparoscopic power morcellator recall is purely profit driven.  Let us help.