Hysterectomy Device Tied to Spreading Cancer Recalled by Johnson & Johnson

Power Morcellators

Image Credit: Wall Street Journal

J&J just announced that it is voluntarily pulling its power morcellators globally. J&J’s decision comes in the wake of the FDA’s April 2014 warning to doctors that this device may spread, and consequently accelerate, the growth of undetected cancer cells in women. The FDA found that as many as 1 in 350 woman who undergo this procedure may have cancer that this machine could spread outside the uterus.

Power morcellators are robots that are used to preform minimally invasive robotic hysterectomies. The American Medical Association estimates that as many as 20,000 woman have these types of procedures preformed on an annual basis.

Our firm is currently reviewing cases where woman have had robotic hysterectomies and experienced injuries or the spread of cancer.

Bloomberg News published a good article on this: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/j-j-withdraws-hysterectomy-device-tied-to-cancer-spread.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s