FDA panel discusses possible restrictions over cancer-causing uterine device

On July 11, a panel tasked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate a medical device that could possibly spread cancer among women discussed possible efforts to reduce its risks, The Washington Post reported.

The laparoscopic power morcellator is a device used to surgically remove benign growths from the walls of the uterus in a minimally invasive way. However, the FDA stated that 1 out of 350 women undergoing laparoscopic power morcellation might have cancer that could be spread by the procedure. Some members of the panel suggested placing a black box warning for the device, the FDA’s toughest warning. Some have also suggested a complete ban of the device on the market.

Defective medical devices like this can pose a substantial risk to an individual’s physical, emotional, and financial health. If you are suffering from the consequences brought about by a dangerous medical device in Atlanta, our attorneys at the Ausband & Dumont may help you pursue compensation from negligent parties. Call our offices at (404) 812-0051 to discuss the possibility of filing a liability claim.

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