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Congressman Pushes for Investigation into Morcellator-Related Deaths

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick has called for an investigation into the safety regulations of power morcellators, surgical tools used in the treatment of uterine fibroids and hysterectomies that have been linked to spreading upstaged uterine cancer. The Congressman’s plea follows a letter he sent in December 2015 to the FDA asking for...

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Near-Death Morcellator Victims Granted Expedited Discovery in MDL

More and more lawsuits are being filed against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon over its controversial medical device called a morcellator. These tools are used in gynecological procedures, but have been linked to spreading undetected uterine cancers in women. Many women with lawsuits centralized in the morcellator multi-district litigation (“MDL”) whose health is rapidly...

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In an MDL first, Women Make up Majority of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee – Female Attorneys to Lead Morcellator PSC

Just weeks after the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation approved of a power morcellator MDL last month to be centralized in Kansas, presiding U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil has announced her Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee appointments—and for the first time in this kind of litigation, the majority of the Committee is female. Grant...

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Boston Hospitals Taking Precautions, Restricting Morcellator Use

As controversy swirls around the use of power morcellators, gynecological tools used during hysterectomies, two Boston-area hospitals have implemented new surgical regulations on how and when the devices may be used. Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General have both placed limits on morcellator usage, requiring doctors to use a tissue bag when removing...

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