Officials Ask How FDA Was So Wrong on Risks of Power Morcellation

Washington, DC: With 34 power morcellator lawsuits filed against Ethicon consolidated for pretrial proceedings and the US government investigating allegations against the makers of power morcellators, 2016 could be a bad year for power morcellation device makers. The devices, used in laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, have come under scrutiny due to concerns that they could inadvertently spread cancerous tissue throughout a patient’s abdomen, increasing the risk of death.


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