South Carolina Power Morcellator Attorneys
Power morcellators – medical devices used to perform laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies (removal of uterine fibroids) and other surgeries – can spread undetected cancerous tissue to other parts of the body. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication discouraging the use of these devices for removal of the uterus or uterine fibroids.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson – the largest manufacturer of morcellators – called for a voluntary return of these devices from customers worldwide after suspending sales in April 2014 following the FDA’s warning. However, the company may have been aware of the potential for the devices to spread cancerous tissue as early as 2006, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Business Times.