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J&J's Ethicon Unit Recalls its Power Morcellator Devices After Warnings by Federal Regulators and Concern About Risk of Spreading Occult Cancer, Parker Waichman Comments
Date:8/1/2014

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2014

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices and drugs reports that Johnson & Johnson announced it would be recalling its Ethicon surgical power morcellator devices used for the removal of fibroid masses. The device maker sited concerns involving the spread of cancer associated with power morcellators, according to a Reuters report dated July 31, 2014.

Johnson & Johnson had previously ceased the sale and distribution of its Ethicon power morcellators this April and also asked physicians and organizations that had purchased the devices to return them. The recall comes after a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, physicians, and others on the devices, as well as mounting controversy, according to Reuters.

Parker Waichman comments that it is aware of mounting lawsuits brought over potential injuries suffered following the use of morcellator tools during routine medical procedures. The firm indicates that it also understands that minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, in which power morcellators are used, present potential, often fatal, patient danger and reduced longevity. Parker Waichman is available to assist women who have suffered injury, or the loved ones of women who have suffered injury, following these procedures.

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