Some Doctors Ignoring FDA Advice to Stop Using Power Morcellators

FDA Warning

The Wall Street Journal (5/22, A1, Levitz, Kamp, Subscription Publication, 5.51M) reported that the FDA has discouraged Doctors from using power morcellators to remove uterus and uterine fibroids.  The agency had warned against using the procedure because of concerns it could accidentally spread cancer to other parts of the body.

A morcellator is a surgical instrument used for division (“morcellation“) and removal of large masses of tissues during laparoscopic surgery

This comes in the wake of Johnson & Johnson suspending worldwide sales its power morcellators on April 30, 2014.

If you have to to undergo laparoscopic surgery for removal of uterus and uterine fibroids, make sure you confirm with your doctor that he/she is not planning on using a power morcellator.

Nathan T. Williams

TheWilliamsLitigationGroup.Com

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