Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits – Current Morcellator Lawsuit Information
Women who were diagnosed with cancer following ovarian surgery such as hysterectomy or myomectomy may have legal grounds to file a morcellator cancer lawsuit. This page explains the reasons for filing a morcellator cancer lawsuit and describes who is eligible to file a morcellator lawsuit for cancer.
Laparoscopic power morcellators have been used in gynecologic surgeries for nearly two decades since they were first approved as a Class II medical device in 1995. In the years since that time, numerous reports have surfaces through the FDA’s adverse event reporting system indicating the procedure has a tendency to spread and worsen existing cancer. In 2014, the FDA issued a safety communication advising surgeons to stop using morcellators for gynecologic surgeries. Noting that methods for detecting ovarian cancer pre-operatively are unreliable, federal regulators warned that the risk of using a morcellator outweighed its potential benefits. Far more women undergoing hysterectomy and myomectomy have unsuspected ovarian cancer than was previously believed. Using a morcellator on women who had existing cancer caused the disease to spread and advance alarmingly.
Johnson & Johnson has a record of major product safety recalls in recent years, ranging from pelvic mesh (another device used in some gynecologic surgery) to many Tylenol products. “The company has had a rather abysmal track record on the public health front of ethical breaches in the last few years,” according to Diana Zuckerman, President of the National Center for Health Research. During 2013, J&J reached a settlement of $2.5 billion to resolve 8,000 DePuy hip replacement lawsuits. The company is facing roughly 30,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits that have yet to be resolved. Even with these major legal battles, J&J reported a 6.1% increase in annual sales during 2013, with a total of over $71 billion, making it the largest pharmaceutical company in the nation by a margin of $20 billion.
If you or a family member was diagnosed with cancer following a gynecologic surgery you may have legal grounds for filing a morcellator lawsuit. Filing a morcellator recall lawsuit serves two purposes:
First, filing a lawsuit can achieve financial compensation for your family for the suffering, damages, loss, and medical expenses encountered due to the spreading of cancer caused by morcellator surgery. Studies show that morcellator surgery significantly shortens the lives and decreases the chances of survival for women with ovarian cancer.
Second, a critical mass of morcellator cancer lawsuits may be the most effective way for individual consumers to exert pressure on Johnson & Johnson to take responsibility for the safety of its medical devices. Morcellator cancer lawsuit claims may join forces in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), uniting individual consumers to advance justice and safeguard others against the same danger in the future.
Our attorneys handle morcellator cancer claims throughout the United States, and offer no-cost, no-obligation morcellator lawsuit case review for persons anywhere in the country who were diagnosed with cancer following a hysterectomy or myomectomy. To consult with and ask questions of an experienced medical device attorney and to learn about morcellator cancer lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys will contact you promptly.
Morcellator Cancer Lawsuits Are Not Class Action Lawsuits
Many persons who have developed cancer following a morcellator surgery, or who have lost a loved one to advanced ovarian cancer after a gynecologic surgery, may wonder if filing a morcellator cancer lawsuit could result in meaningful compensation for themselves or their family. Morcellator cancer lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, in which each plaintiff anticipates only a small, symbolic settlement. Individual morcellator lawsuits for cancer will likely come together to form a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), an expedient and powerful form of litigation in which each case will be considered on its own merit and each plaintiff will receive compensation based on the particulars of their situation and degree of suffering.
Our firm represents all persons involved in a morcellator cancer lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation, complete our brief online contact form. One of our experienced medical device lawyers handling morcellator cancer lawsuit claims will contact you shortly to answer your questions as definitively as possible.
No-Cost, No-Obligation Morcellator Lawsuit Case Review for Persons or Families of Persons Who Were Diagnosed with Cancer Following Hysterectomy or Myomectomy
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. We have represented clients throughout the United States in complex pharmaceutical litigation such as Vioxx, Digitek, Ethex and others, and if you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer following a morcellator gynecologic surgery we will discuss your situation and answer as many of your questions as possible without any fee or further obligation. Should you choose to retain our firm to represent you in a morcellator cancer lawsuit, we never charge a fee unless we are able to collect for you.