New York, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014
A Massachusetts couple who have done so much to bring attention to the cancer risks associated with power morcellators (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) finally had a chance to tell their story to federal regulators, as they presented poignant testimony on the second day of a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting convened to address the issue, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm and his wife, Dr. Amy Reed, held back tears as they addressed the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel. Dr. Noorchashm began by presenting a collage featuring photos of women who died, allegedly after they suffered the spread of undetected cancers due to uterine morcellation. *
In addressing the Panel, Dr. Noorchashm also criticized its make-up, asserting that it was packed with gynecological surgeons who are protecting their practice of morcellation. Dr. Reed, who is fighting an aggressive form of uterine sarcoma that was allegedly spread by a power morcellator, reminded the panel of outside experts of their obligation to avoid unsafe and dangerous practices. When Dr. Reed ended her remarks, people assembled in the gallery to observe the meeting responded with a standing ovation, according to the Democrat and Chronicle.
“It’s highly doubtful that this meeting would have ever been convened had it not been for the work of Dr. Noorchashm and Dr. Reed. Our Firm is pleased that they, as well as other alleged victims of uterine morcellation, were finally able to tell their stories directly to the FDA,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective
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