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Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Disagreement Among FDA Panel Members Regarding Power Morcellator Ban
Date:7/14/2014

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

As the Firm continues to evaluate morcellator lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) 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

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