Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon are making a move to settle dozens of lawsuits involving its hysterectomy tool that’s been blamed for spreading undetected uterine cancer. The lawsuits involve power morcellators, which have tube-like blades that shred uterine fibroids or entire uteruses within the body and remove the tissue through a small incision in the abdomen. Johnson & Johnson was a top seller of power morcellators, but stopped selling the devices in 2014 after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that about 1 in 350 women had undiagnosed uterine cancer that could be spread by power morcellation. One ... Read More
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