Morcellators are used in uterine surgeries, such as hysterectomies or myomectomies (fibroid removal). The morcellator is a medical device with rotating blades that cut up tissue so that it can be sucked out of the body through laparoscopic ports. This allows for a minimally invasive procedure, however there are serious risks associated with using a morcellator that were hid from the public by Johnson & Johnson.
Using a morcellator during surgery can spread undetected cancerous tissues through the body and significantly weaken a woman’s chance at survival. The FDA issues a warning against the use of power morcellators in April 2014 and as a result, Johnson & Johnson stopped marketing and selling their morcellators. However, Johnson & Johnson knew of the risk before this and did not warn the medical community. Because of this, the morcellator attorneys at Drug Injury Legal Group are accepting clients who have suffered and are investigating morcellator lawsuits.
There are approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed every year in the United States. It is estimated that a morcellator was used in at least 11% of these surgeries, affecting a possible 66,000 women per year.
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The morcellation lawyers at Drug Injury Legal Group are accepting morcellation clients throughout the country. We offer free consultations with no obligation to hire us as your lawyers. Contact us today at 1-855-571-DRUG or fill out an online form and we will contact you.