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POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating [...]

By |2014-08-15T15:12:01-04:00August 15th, 2014|Featured, Morcellator Injuries|4 Comments

Dear Johnson & Johnson: Pay for Your Mistakes

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) grabbed headlines this week for withdrawing from the market power morcellators, manufactured by subsidiary Ethicon, citing “uncertainty” about the “risk-benefit assessment” associated with the device’s use. Just as important was the demonstration that the company is willing, in some cases, to do the right thing. This [...]

By |2014-08-07T10:25:13-04:00August 7th, 2014|Your Turn|11 Comments

Common Fibroid Operation Warning

Amy Reed and husband, WSJ image Dr. Amy Reed is a 41-year-old anesthesiologist at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After she underwent a procedure to remove uterine fibroids, she was diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer and was told that a minimally invasive procedure called morecellation may [...]

By |2014-01-17T22:46:18-05:00January 17th, 2014|Media Reports|5 Comments