As reported by the Wall Street Journal (subscription), after finding numerous and repeated lapses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing hospitals to comply with reporting rules relating to potentially dangerous endoscope and morcellator medical devices. The move comes after the federal agency says U.S. hospitals did not report on the potentially deadly risks of cancers spread via morcellator devices used in hysterectomies, as well as failing to report severe and sometimes fatal endoscope-procedure-related antibiotic resistant infections.
The FDA plans a meeting in December 2016 to plan improvements to the reporting system. According to the WSJ, the FDA indicates that no one, including hospitals, filed reports on the morcellator device problems until reports began to appear in major U.S. newspapers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has been investigating morcellator problems and is expected to issue a report in January.
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If you or a family member have suffered an injury you believe is linked to a surgery performed using a laparoscopic power morcellator, experienced female injury attorneys at Lieff Cabraser are available to answer your questions. We will review your claim for free and without any obligation on your part. Please contact us online or call us toll-free in our New York office at 1 888 321-1510 and ask to speak to morcellator injury attorney Kelly McNabb.
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Lieff Cabraser has successfully represented thousands of patients across America injured by defective and dangerous medical devices. We currently represent patients who developed “Superbug” CRE infections after undergoing endoscopic exams as well as the families of patients who died as a result of such infections.
If you or a family member developed CRE following an endoscopic procedure, please contact an experienced injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser to discuss your case. You can also call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak to injury attorney Lexi Hazam or Wendy Fleishman. There is no charge or obligation for our review, and your information will be held in the strictest confidence.
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