New Lawsuit Accuses Power Morcellator of Spreading Cancer

Latest Personal Injury Lawsuit Accuses Power Morcellator Company of Spreading Woman’s Cancer When power morcellators were first approved for use in the US, surgeons touted the tools as the best and least invasive method to remove uterine fibroids, which can cause pain in women, or help women who needed partial hysterectomies. At the time, the Food … [Read more...]

Congress Calls for Power Morcellator Investigation from FDA

Bipartisan Congressional Committee Demands Investigation of Power Morcellator Dangers from FDA A 12-member bipartisan Congressional group sent a letter on Friday, August 7th, to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), insisting that the group open an investigation with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the real dangers of power … [Read more...]

Aetna No Longer Covers Power Morcellator Surgery

Health Insurer Aetna Will No Longer Cover Power Morcellator Surgery Due to Cancer Dangers One of the largest health insurance companies in the US, Aetna, announced that as of June 2015, it will no longer cover routine use of laparoscopic power morcellator surgery for uterine fibroids due to the high risk of spreading cancer to the uterus and … [Read more...]

Power Morcellator Surgery: Cancer Danger Becoming More Apparent

Latest Study Reveals Incidence of Cancer Spread Due to Power Morcellator Surgery A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 0.6% of women who underwent hysterectomy power morcellator surgery to remove uterine fibroids were diagnosed with uterine sarcoma. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente’s Jasmine … [Read more...]

FDA Strengthens Warning On Power Morcellator Surgeries

FDA Issues Stronger Warning Against Power Morcellator Cancer Problem, But No Recall After first issuing a warning against power morcellators, especially when used in uterine fibroid removal surgery, the FDA has strengthened its warning regarding the device’s potential to spread undetected cancer into other organs in a woman’s body.  Despite the … [Read more...]

Senators Express Concern About Morcellation Procedures to FDA

Senators Encourage FDA to Ban Use of Power Morcellator Devices and Morcellation Procedures Due to Cancer Risk Although the Food and Drug Administration has already expressed concern about morcellation procedures to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies, due to the possibility of spreading uterine and ovarian cancer, the regulatory … [Read more...]

Power Morcellators Allowed Despite Link to Cancer

FDA Unlikely to Ban Power Morcellators Despite Cancer Risks to Patients Despite statements from the FDA urging caution when using power morcellators to perform fibroid surgery, hysterectomies, or other non-invasive gynecological surgeries, the safety regulator is unlikely to outright ban the devices. “To do no harm, a lot of hospital systems have … [Read more...]

Gynecologists Want Use of Power Morcellator Devices Despite Cancer Risk

Despite Possible Spread of Cancer, Gynecologists Urge FDA to Reconsider Stance on Power Morcellators In April of this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about power morcellators, which until very recently were widely used by gynecological surgeons to remove uterine fibroids (which can cause painful menstrual periods) or for … [Read more...]

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