Welcome!

News Feed Item

As Morcellator Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Manufacturer's Threat of Legal Action Against Uterine Morcellation Critic

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As power morcellator lawsuit (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) filings continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that one medical device manufacturer is taking issue with a doctor who is working to have uterine morcellation banned in the U.S. According to a report from The Cancer Letter, the Karl Storz Group has sent a letter to Dr. Hooman Noorchashm threatening him with legal action if he does not end his campaign against the Rotocut morcellator, a device manufactured by the company. For his part, Dr. Noorchashm says he has no intention of ending his crusade.*

Bernstein Liebhard LLP.

"This letter is a strong indication that Dr. Noorchashm's work is having an impact. It's doubtful that this issue would have gained any traction had he and his wife not brought it to the attention of health regulators and the public," says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering hysterectomy cancer lawsuit reviews to women who suffered uterine sarcoma or other cancers allegedly spread by morcellation.

Uterine Morcellation and Cancer

Power morcellators are used in minimally-invasive uterine surgeries to cut up tissue so that it can be removed via a small abdominal incision. According to The Cancer Letter report, Dr. Noorchashm began working for a power morcellator ban last fall, after his wife, Dr. Amy Reed, was diagnosed with Stage 4 uterine cancer shortly after she underwent a hysterectomy to remove fibroids. He claims that the Rotocut morcellator was used in his wife's surgery, and has urged Karl Storz to recall the device. Dr. Noorchashm has also launched a Change.org petition to ban uterine morcellation that has so far collected more than 75,000 signatures.**

On April 17, 2014, a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) alert discouraged doctors from using the devices in laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removals, because of the risk that they could promote the spread of undetected uterine sarcomas and other cancers. These cancers are difficult to detect prior to surgery, and their dissemination during uterine morcellation can quickly upstage the cancer and significantly reduce a woman's chances for long-term survival, the FDA said.

In July, the FDA convened a meeting of outside advisors to discuss the procedure's risks and benefits. During the meeting, Drs. Noorchashm and Reed, as well as many others, urged the agency to ban the use of power morcellators in uterine surgery.

Shortly after the FDA's July meeting, a power morcellator recall was announced by Johnson & Johnson for three devices manufactured by Ethicon, Inc. unit. The company said it had decided to recall the morcellators because of the uncertainty surrounding their safety.

According to court documents, a number of power morcellator manufacturers are now facing lawsuits that allege their devices caused the dissemination of uterine cancer cells in patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removal surgeries. Most recently, a morcellator lawsuit was filed against Karl Storz in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York by a woman who claims the company's Rotocut G1 morcellator spread leiomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of uterine sarcoma, throughout her body. The August 18th filing alleges that the company failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with the device. (Case No. 3:14-cv-01024-TJM-DEP)

Women whose uterine cancers were allegedly spread via a power morcellator may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury related damages. To learn more about the risks potentially associated with uterine morcellation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. To obtain a free legal review, please call (888) 340-4807.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs' Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016
(888) 340-4807

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2014 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, (888) 340-4807. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/MM47134LOGO

Contact Information:
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
info(at)consumerinjurylawyers(dot)com
http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/
https://plus.google.com/115936073311125306742?rel=author 

SOURCE Bernstein Liebhard LLP

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists l...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...