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Petition to Ban Power Morcellator Surgery Now Has 62,800 Supporters, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:8/15/2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

More than 62,800 signatures are now included on a petition created by a Boston couple campaigning to end power morcellator (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/ ) surgery in the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

As of August 15th, the Change.org petition had 62,927 supporters who similarly seek to ban use of the devices in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. The campaign was spearheaded by the husband of a woman who was diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma, a life-threatening form of uterine cancer, after having fibroids removed in October 2013. Since then, concerns surrounding the possible risk for uterine morcellation procedures to promote the spread of uterine cancer cells throughout the peritoneal cavity have continued to gain momentum in the U.S.

“We are pleased that more signatures have been added to this petition, as our Firm continues to hear from women whose uterine sarcoma and other cancers allegedly spread after power morcellator surgeries,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is actively investigating power morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who may have received life-threatening cancer diagnoses after undergoing a uterine morcellation procedure.

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The possible risks surrounding uterine morcellation have continued to gain media attention over the past several months, especially after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alert in Apri
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