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Senators Ask FDA To End Use Of Morcellator Due To Cancer Risk

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer, both of NY, sent a letter to the FDA urging the agency to take power morcellators off of the market due to the increased risk of causing uterine and other cancers. As we have recently reported in this blog, since April, the FDA has been encouraging surgeons not to use the morcellators in laproscopic hysterectomies or surgeries to remove uterine fibroids. Recently, Johnson & Johnson withdrew its power morcellator from the market amid growing concerns that when the morcellator pulverizes uterine tissue, it spreads previously undetected cancer cells within the pelvis and abdomen. We hope that more manufacturers will follow suit, but join Senators Schumer and Gillibrand in urging the FDA to take further action to stop the use of power morcellators because of the cancer risk in women.

The Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC focuses its practice on medical device injury cases, such as those resulting from a surgeon's use of the morcellator. Please contact our office for more information on this litigation and how our office may be able to assist you.

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