Power Morcellator

BACKGROUND

Medical devices used during different types of laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. These can include certain procedure to treat uterine fibroids, such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) or removing the uterine fibroids (myomectomy).

Manufacturer/s: Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Karl Storz, LiNA Medical, Gyrus ACMI, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments, Blue Endo.

Use: Procedure used to treat uterine fibroids.

 

 

LITIGATION:

Number of lawsuits: exact number unknown

Injuries: device migrations, embolisation, filter perforations, filter fractures

Defendants: C.R. Bard, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific

Trial dates:

  • Cook Medical – October 23, 2017; April 30, 2018; September 10, 2018
  • C.R. Bard – Fall 2017
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • District of Arizona
  • Status: active and ongoing