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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 »

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 »

Lina Medical Reaches Morcellator Cancer Settlement with Widower

Litigation involving laparoscopic morcellators continues to grow in our nation’s federal courts. Plaintiffs allege that they were not sufficiently warned that the devices could spread undetected cancer cells during fibroid removal surgery and/or hysterectomy. The Wall Street Journal reports that the first power morcellator cancer settlement has been reached between... Read more »