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Uterine Morcellation Controversy Grows, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Johnson & Johnson Decision to Withdraw Power Morcellators from Market

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

The controversy surrounding uterine morcellation continues to grow, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit has announced that it plans to voluntarily remove its power morcellators ( from the market. According to a report from, the company said it decided to do so because the risks and benefits associated with the devices remain uncertain.*

“In light of mounting evidence linking uterine morcellation to the spread of undetected cancers, it’s not surprising that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has decided to pull its power morcellators from the market,” 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.

Morcellation and Uterine Cancer
Power morcellators are used to cut up tissue during laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal so that it can be removed through a small abdominal incision. According to, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon decided to suspend sales of the power morcellators on April 30, 2014, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that use of the devices in gynecological procedures could spread undetected uterine cancer cells throughout a woman’s body, resulting in an upstaging of the disease and greatly reducing her chances of long-term survival.

Since the FDA issued its alert, the controversy surrounding uterine morcellation has only grown. Earlier this month, the agency convened a panel of outside advisors to discuss the matter. According to a report from The Boston Globe, the panelists heard emotional testimony from cancer victims and their families, many of whom urged the FDA to ban power morcellators.**

On July 22nd, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that suggested the concerns surrounding uterine morcellation are well-founded. Among other things, the study found that as many as 1 in 368 women undergoing such procedures may have undiagnosed cancers present in their uterus. While women over 65 were more likely to have undetected cancer, the study found that 32 percent of the morcellation patients with undiagnosed disease were younger than 50.**

Women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to a power morcellator may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of the device used in their surgery. To learn more about the process for filing a morcellator lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To obtain a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.

*,, July 31, 2014
**, Boston Globe, July 11, 2014
***, JAMA, July 22, 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.

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