Navigation Links
Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Disagreement Among FDA Panel Members Regarding Power Morcellator Ban

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

As the Firm continues to evaluate morcellator lawsuits ( on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by uterine morcellation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel tasked with making recommendations on mitigating the cancer risks associated with power morcellators was unable to reach a consensus on whether or not the devices should be banned. However, according to a report from The Boston Globe, the members of the agency’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel did conclude that there was no way physicians could entirely eliminate the danger that uterine morcellation would spread and upstage undetected uterine sarcomas and other cancers in women undergoing the procedures.*

“Our Firm monitored this meeting very closely, as we have heard from a number of women whose cancers were allegedly spread by power morcellators. We are pleased that the panelists acknowledged the serious health issues associated with these devices, and await further action by the FDA,” 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 cancers due to uterine morcellation.

Morcellator Cancer Risk
Power morcellators are surgical tools used during laparoscopic hysterectomies and other minimally-invasive gynecological procedures to cut up tissue so that it can be removed from the body via a small abdominal incision. In April, the FDA issued an alert discouraging doctors from performing uterine morcellation because of the risk that the devices can spread undetected uterine cancer cells into a woman’s peritoneal cavity. According to the agency, this results in an upstaging of the cancer and greatly reduces a patient’s chances of long-term survival. A review conducted by the FDA suggested that 1 in 350 women with uterine fibroids actually has undetected uterine sarcoma cells within that tissue.

The FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel took up the question of uterine morcellation during a two-day meeting convened on July 10th and 11th. According to the Boston Globe, the panelists heard emotional testimony from more than a dozen women and family members of those who died from cancers after undergoing morcellation. Many revealed that their doctors had never told them that such procedures had the potential to spread undetected cancers. After hearing their testimony, several of the 15 panelists called for a ban on the use of power morcellators, but others asserted the devices should remain on the market because they could still benefit certain women.

In the end, the advisors did agree that women should be fully informed of the safety issues associated with power morcellators, and sign a consent form indicating that they understand these risks.

According to the Associated Press, they also agreed that there was no evidence that the use of a containment bag to catch tissue would mitigate this danger.**

The Associated Press report noted that the FDA had not said when it might make a final decision on the status of power morcellators. While the agency is not required to follow recommendations put forth by its advisory panels, it usually does so.

Women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to power morcellation may be entitled to file a morcellator lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device used in their surgery. To learn more about the risks potentially associated with power morcellators, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To obtain a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.

*, Boston Globe, July 11, 2014
**, Associated Press, July 11, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2014 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, 800-511-5092. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

Contact Information:
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments
2. Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators
3. Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
4. Issues Report on Prostate Health Claim Lawsuits and Propecia Side Effect Litigation
5. The Law Office of Wolf & Pravato, The Alters Firm and Morelli Ratner File Class Action Lawsuit Against Global Spray Foam Manufacturer
6. National Actos Attorneys File Lawsuit on Behalf of Louisiana Woman who Developed Bladder Cancer Allegedly Due to The Diabetes Drug Actos
7. New Lawsuit Alleges Teen Molestation by Ex-Deputy
8. Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Alleging Woman Used Diabetes Medication and Contracted Bladder Cancer, Consumer Justice Foundation Reports
9. New Lawsuit on Propecia: Severe Adverse Events
10. New Lawsuit on Accutane Crohn’s Disease: Severe Adverse Events
11. New Lawsuit alleges Actos caused Bladder Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... launched at . The directory is specialized and only includes chiropractic ... is to find a competent and trustworthy alternative health practitioner when back pain ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... vehicle experience this summer, ushering in a new era of publicly accessible automated ... electric shuttle, will continue to offer guests an up-close look at the shuttle ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... In an effort to provide local families ... Christian Church of Flint, MI, hosted a family-oriented evening themed on “Candy Land”, ... candy dubbed “Candy Mountain”. , A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center for ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... In an effort to ... to access life-saving information provided directly from top experts in mesothelioma, in 2016 ... conferences in three major cities: Houston, San Francisco, and Chicago. , “For ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Foundation kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to raise funds for its research, ... raises approximately 10% of the organization’s annual funding. , The Mesothelioma Applied Research ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015 Next week, December 2-3, ... Things (DoT ) co-located events covering the latest in ... of Things, will draw more than 3,000 design industry ... Convention Center. The events, combined show floor will host ... --> --> BIOMEDevice ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BOCA RATON, Fla. , ... the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced ... KynderMed , a medical device start-up company with ... new company creation based on publicly-funded research, and bridges ... Florida -based universities and research institutions. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Kevin Smith has been appointed ... global pioneer in wireless monitoring of vital signs.  ... , Mr. Smith will be responsible for ... strategy.  He will also directly oversee partnering with ... evidence for SensiumVitals, the first early warning detection ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: