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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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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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MDL Established for Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Power Morcellators

In one of the latest developments in the power morcellator litigation (lawsuits filed against makers of controversial gynecological devices claiming they may spread unknown, aggressive uterine cancer), the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order on October 15, 2015 creating an MDL for Johnson & Johnson-manufactured Ethicon morcellators. A multi-district litigation, or...

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FDA’s 510(k) Approval of Morcellators under U.S. GAO Investigation

As more laparoscopic power morcellators lawsuits are being filed, the devices have come under more intense scrutiny, with the U.S. Government Accountability Office stepping in to monitor the regulatory process.  Morcellators are surgical devices used during gynecological procedures for the removal of fibroids; however, they have recently been linked to spreading aggressive, deadly uterine...

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