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Uterine Morcellation Controversy Grows, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Johnson & Johnson Decision to Withdraw Power Morcellators from Market
Date:7/31/2014

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 (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) from the market. According to a report from Bloomberg.com, 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 Bloomberg.com, 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.

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