MEDICAL DEVICE GIVES WOMEN CANCER
A company known as Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division created and distributed power morcellator devices, which were recently pulled from the market. This was due to a claim by the FDA stating that the device can spread cancer. This specific device has been under investigation by the FBI to discover the underlying problem and how it spreads cancer amongst women.
The device, known as a laparoscopic power morcellator, is used by surgeons to perform hysterectomy procedures or use for the removal of uterine fibroids. The morcellator grinds up tissue so it can be removed. The problem with the device is for women who have undiscovered uterine sarcoma cancer, it would then spread the cancerous tissue among the body, effectively making the cancer worse.
The FDA has issued several warnings since 2014 about the device and its cancerous effects amongst women, stating how it worsens the chance of survival for every case. Although the device was taken off of the market, there are companies that still make it available for doctors to use. Although this device is still out there, I feel we must understand the risk and effects of it to protect ourselves.
If you or a loved one were victimized by this device, call me, I’ll be there for you and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.