Once again Johnson & Johnson shows its true colors in allowing a defective, dangerous product to be used in real live patients. Johnson & Johnson recalled and withdrew from the market a power morcellator used in laparoscopic hysterectomy surgeries. These surgeries were of the minimally invasive variety, with the morcellator grinding up uterine fibroid tissue to be removed by very, very small incisions. The problem is that this device has been found to endanger women, rather than help them, by actually spreading cancer throughout a woman’s pelvis and abdomen, “significantly worsen…the patient’s likelihood of long-term survival,” a quote from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This medical device is being touted as so dangerous that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gotten involved. Prior to Johnson & Johnson’s withdrawal of the instrument, and advice to doctors to immediately stop using it, an estimated sixty thousand surgeries using it were done per year! Innocent women going into surgery believing their cancerous tissue could be eradicated have had their cancer spread instead. When will Johnson & Johnson and other such companies put the life of a patient above making money?
If you or a loved one has been the victim of the Johnson & Johnson morcellator or one produced by another company, you may be entitled to compensation. The caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices are here to assist you.