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Benefits and pitfalls of open power morcellation

Editorial Benefits and pitfalls of open power morcellation of uterine fibroids The current practice of open power morcellation is being scrutinized by those within and outside of the ObGyn community. We need to re-examine our current use of this procedure. OBG Manag. 2014;26(2):10-15. Robert L. Barbieri, MD […]

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Morcellator Manufacturer Faces Lawsuit

Power Morcellator Manufacturer Faces Cancer Lawsuit A morcellation cancer lawsuit was filed against Karl Storz, a manufacturer of power morcellators. The morcellation cancer lawsuit claims that the power morcellator used for a laparoscopic surgery caused a woman to develop cancer. This is one of many morcellation cancer […]

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Fighting to Ban Morcellators

Doctor Fighting to Ban Morcellators has Cancer Recurrence The Inquirer Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:08 AM Amy Reed, the doctor who has pushed for a ban on the gynecological surgery device that worsened her uterine cancer prognosis, said Wednesday that she […]

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Quantifying Morcellation’s Link to Cancer

Quantifying Morcellation’s Link to Cancer

New Studies Quantify Morcellation’s Link to Uterine Cancer Two new studies have waded into the controversy attempting to quantify morcellation’s link to increasing the risk of spreading undetected cancer. What are the Dangers by Marie Mccullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer The dangers of a power tool used in […]

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New Morcellator Studies

New Morcellator Studies

Power Morcellator Cancer Lawyer Latest research keeps focus on morcellator’s potential to spread hidden cancer. Two New Studies Add to Scrutiny of Gynecology Tool By JENNIFER LEVITZ And JON KAMP Updated Feb. 19, 2015 2:47 p.m. ET New research is adding to a debate over a surgical […]

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Petition to Stop Power Morcellation

Petition to Stop Power Morcellation

Power Morcellator Cancer Lawyer Morcellation procedure to remove fibroids can spread undiagnosed cancer. Health Alert: “Many women have died unnecessarily because dangerous cancers of the uterus and ovaries are being spread using MORCELLATORS. Stop MORCELLATION in minimally invasive gynecological surgery.” Petitioning President of the United States Barack […]

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J&J Pulls Morcellator From Hospitals

J&J Pulls Morcellator From Hospitals

Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Device From Hospitals FDA Advised Doctors Not to Use the Device Due to Cancer Risk in Women By JON KAMP and JENNIFER LEVITZ Updated July 30, 2014 7:17 p.m. ET Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it was withdrawing a surgical tool that […]

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Morcellation Cancer Lawsuits

Morcellation Cancer Lawsuits

Morcellation Cancer Lawsuits ur product liability trial lawyers are reviewing potential morcellation lawsuits against the manufacturers of power morcellators due to a failure to warn that it may result in the spread unsuspected uterine sarcoma. Each year in the United States, approximately 500,000 women undergo a hysterectomy.[1] […]

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Debate over Morsellation

Debate over Morsellation What is the Risk? Since the FDA warning in April, Johnson & Johnson has removed the power morcellator from the market. In addition, many hospitals placed moratoriums on the use of the device. While some professionals may argue over the extent of the risk, […]

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FDA Warnings

FDA Warnings

Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy On April 17, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication concerning the use of power morellators during laparoscopic uterine hysterectomy and myomectomy. The FDA warned as follows: If laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in women […]

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