New York, New York (PRWEB) October 24, 2014
A new morcellator lawsuit (http://www.morcellatorlawsuit2015.com/) has been filed on behalf of a California woman who claims that the use of a Gyrus Power Morcellator during a minimally-invasive hysterectomy promoted the growth of seven cancerous tumors in her abdomen. The complaint, which was filed on U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, further alleges that Gyrus ACMI LP failed to provide adequate warning about the morcellators potential to spread undetected cancer cells present in the uterus throughout a patients body. (Nielsen, et ux. v. Gyrus Acmi LLC, No. 2:14-2375)
Our Firm has heard from a number of women who claim that their experiences with uterine morcellation were very similar to this plaintiff. We are monitoring the growing litigation involving power morcellators very closely, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating potential morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who may have experienced the spread of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation.
Uterine Morcellation and Cancer
Power morcellators are used in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removals to shred tissue so that it can be easily removed through a small incision in the abdomen. In April, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that use of the devices in gynecological procedures could spread undetected uterine cancer cells throughout a womans body. The FDA stated that roughly 1 in 350 women with fibroids actually has undiagnosed uterine sarcoma, and that dissemination of those cancer cells outside of the uterus can greatly reduce a womans chances for long-term survival.
In August, Highmark, Inc., one of the nations largest Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance companies said it would stop paying for the surgeries as of September 1st. * In Massachusetts, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim and Fallon Health have also limited their coverage of uterine morcellation.** Johnson & Johnson has also pulled several power morcellators marketed by Ethicon, Inc. unit due to their uncertain safety profile.***
Women who allegedly experienced the spread of cancer due to uterine morcellation may be entitled to file a legal claim against the manufacturer of the device used in their surgery. To learn more about the process for filing a morcellator lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website, or call the Firm directly for a free, no-obligation case review at 800-511-5092.
*in.reuters.com/article/2014/08/02/highmark-procedure-idINL2N0Q80IY20140802, Reuters, August 3, 2014
**telegram.com/article/20140809/NEWS/308099942/0, Worcester Telegram, August 9, 2014
***ethicon.com/sites/default/files/managed-documents/Ethicon%20Morcellation%20Devices%20Customer%20Letter%20Final.pdf, Ethicon, Inc., July 30, 2014
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