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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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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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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...

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