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As Power Morcellator Concerns Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Study Advocating Use of Inflated Containment Bags in Uterine Morcellation
Date:8/9/2014

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 09, 2014

As concerns over the health risks associated with power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) continue to grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study suggesting that the use of inflated containment bags might mitigate the risk that uterine morcellation will result in the spread of undiagnosed cancers. Writing in Obstetrics & Gynecology, doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at uterine morcellations performed at four institutions in Minnesota, Maryland and Massachusetts. Surgeons performing the procedures utilized the technique for off-label use of an inflated containment bag that was developed by of the study authors.*

The surgeons reported that the procedure was “successful in all cases,” and that visual inspection suggested no spread of tissue beyond the isolation bag and no evidence of additional punctures to the bag during the procedure. However, the authors of the report acknowledge that they were unable to confirm if the procedure could result in tiny punctures in the bag or could spread microscopic cells beyond the bag.

“Our Firm has heard from numerous women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to power morcellators. While these findings are interesting, it should be noted that federal regulators have not endorsed any sort of containment bag system for use in uterine morcellation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating potential legal claims on behalf of women who may have experienced the spread of undiagnosed cancers due to uterine morcellation.

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