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As Power Morcellator Controversy Grows, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Massachusetts Insurers’ Plans to Limit Coverage of Uterine Morcellation
Date:8/22/2014

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

As the controversy surrounding the use of power morcellators (http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/) in uterine surgeries continues to grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that several Massachusetts insurance companies have decided to limit coverage of uterine morcellation. According to a report from the Worcester Telegram, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts will no longer cover hysterectomies or fibroid removal surgeries that involve morcellation as of September 1, 2014. Other insurers in the state that have enacted similar limits include Harvard Pilgrim and Fallon Health.*

“In light of recent FDA warnings regarding the association between uterine morcellation and the spread of uterine cancers, it is not at all surprising that a number of insurers are restricting coverage of these procedures,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who may have experienced the spread of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation.

Power Morcellators and Cancer
Power morcellators are used in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removals to cut tissue into tiny pieces 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 these types of procedures could spread undetected uterine cancer cells throughout a woman’s body. According to the agency,
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