On April 2, 2015, Klein Frank, P.C. has filed the first morcellator case against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary.
Power morcellators are surgical instruments used during laparoscopic surgery to remove uterine fibroids. The device works by shredding the fibroid tissue so that it can be vacuumed from the body. While this device was meant to offer a less invasive method of fibroid removal than surgical methods and a faster healing time, it presents significant dangers to patients. Shredded tissue that is not successfully removed may spread previously undetected cancer cells to other areas of the body, reducing the patient’s likelihood of long-term survival. The FDA issued a safety warning last year discouraging doctors from using this device to remove uterine fibroids in women as it may facilitate the spread of uterine cancer.
Lawsuits are pending all over the country against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon seeking compensation for the damages caused by this dangerous medical device. Klein Frank, P.C. is now accepting power morcellator injury cases and is prepared to fight aggressively for maximum results. Contact us now if you or a loved one in your family has been diagnosed with cancer after a hysterectomy or fibroidectomy using a power morcellator. You may be owed compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.