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Louisiana Woman Claims Morcellator Spread Her Cancer

A Louisiana couple has filed a lawsuit against Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc., claiming that the company’s morcellator products are defective. Audrey Radford had a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with uterine morcellation on Dec. 15, 2014. Very shortly afterwards, she found out that she had uterine cancer. Prior to the procedure, there... Read more »

Texas Woman Sues After Suffering Mirena Uterine Perforation

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is being sued for permanent injuries, financial losses and emotional distress allegedly caused by the defective nature of its Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Plaintiff Alicia Sloan claims that the manufacturer did not comply with federal standards relevant to the sale of prescription products in the U.S., by... Read more »

Concerns Raised Regarding Robotic Surgery Safety

When it first entered the medical marketplace, robotic surgery was widely hailed as being the next frontier in medical technology. Proponents argued that this innovative approach to performing laparoscopic procedures would reduce the risk of complications to the patient, speed up recovery time, and even reduce post-surgical pain (which would... Read more »

Hearing is Set to Consider Coordination of Power Morcellator Lawsuits

Even as power morcellation lawsuits continue to be filed, consolidation of existing cases is under consideration. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has scheduled a hearing session on October 1 to determine whether coordination of lawsuits involving similar allegations against power morcellator manufacturers would benefit those involved in... Read more »