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The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION continue to investigate and take on new cases involving laparoscopic morcellators.


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According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI is reportedly in the process of its investigation of this medical device - which was withdrawn from the market last year after the device was discovered to spread cancer in women. The Wall Street Journal further reports that investigators are looking into what Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of this particular medical device, knew about its associated issues.

This device, known as a laparoscopic power morcellator, was utilized by surgeons during the process of certain types of (minimally-invasive) hysterectomy procedures - or otherwise related to its use in the removal of uterine fibroids. The morcellator essentially performs the function of grinding tissue so that it may be more efficientlty and easily removed via smaller, laparascopic incisions. However, when the device was utilized in conjunction with these types of procedures on women who previously had (undiscovered) uterine, sarcoma cancer, the device actually caused the spreading of cancerous tissues throughout women's abdomens and pelvic regions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a formal warning about the above-described cancer risk in April of 2014, maintaining that the morcellation process could have the effect of worsening significantly women's likelihood of long-term survival if they had previously undiscovered uterine, sarcoma cancer. In November of that year, the FDA required new and revised warnings on the product label.

The division of Johnson & Johnson that made the devices, Ethicon, issued a clinical advisory, asking physicians to cease the use of these morcellator devices, and subsequently withdrew them from the market - although device models manufactured by other companies remain available for use.

An approximated 60,000 such morcellator procedures were performed laparascopically every year, by estimate of Dr. William Maisel, deputy director for science and chief scientist at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

J&J/Ethicon maintains that they have not been contacted by the FBI regarding any morcellation devices.


If you or a loved one has experienced issues or injury as a result of a morcellation procedure, you should contact the experienced product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION for a free consultation to discuss your injuries.

The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION represent clients nationally and internationally with regard to failed and defective medical devices. No other law firm has the breadth of experience that we do and we will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.


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