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MI Woman Files Lawsuit Over Cancer from Morcellator

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 Each year, more than 200,000 women undergo surgeries performed with power morcellators and an alarming number have gone on to develop advanced cancer. One of these women, Denise Whitfield, recently filed a morcellator-related cancer lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District... Read More

HCA Hospital Chain Enacts Power Morcellation Ban

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On November 25, Bloomberg News reported that HCA Holdings, which is one of the country’s largest hospital networks with 280 hospitals and clinics both here and England, will halt the use of power morcellators in hysterectomy or fibroid tumor removals. The power morcellation ban came... Read More

FDA Warns of Power Morcellator Cancer Risk

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On November 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement that “boxed warning” labels would be added to laparoscopic power morcellators ─ a device used to grind up uterine fibroid growths. This hysterectomy morcellation warning follows a July FDA recommendation stating it isn’t... Read More