Feds Launch Investigation into Morcellator Safety Regulations
According to The Wall Street Journal , the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) is officially stepping in to investigate the controversial power morcellator medical tool. The investigation was prompted by a dozen lawmakers who wrote to the GAO in August 2015 urging a probe into laparoscopic power morcellators and the regulatory process used by the FDA to approve the device in the U.S.
Morcellators are drill-shaped tools often used in gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomies, to grind up and remove uterine fibroids through a minimally invasive incision in the abdomen. However, the devices have been linked to spreading previously undetected uterine cancer—at alarming odds of 1 in 350.
Attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer are investigating these claims and have filed several cases against device manufacturers on behalf of women who developed uterine cancer after undergoing morcellation. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer after having a hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids, please contact us by calling 884-351-2395 to discuss your potential claim and your legal options.