Lieff Cabraser has filed a product liability and negligence wrongful death lawsuit in federal court in New Jersey against surgical tool maker Karl Storz GMBH & Co. relating to its power morcellator surgical tool and allegedly increased cancer risks relating to the device’s use in hysterectomies. [Read more…]
Each year, around 650,000 women in the United States undergo hysterectomies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that one in 350 women are potentially at risk for the spread of undiagnosed cancers while undergoing a hysterectomy or other type of uterine surgery using a laparoscopic power morcellator tool. It is estimated that the 300 lawsuits that have been filed will only increase in number as more women become aware of the reported connections between morcellator use and the internal spread of undiagnosed uterine cancer.
New medical research has raised further concerns over the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids.