A group of Olympus Corporation of Americas subsidiaries settled a lawsuit with a Georgia couple who had sued the companies over claims that their medical device used in gynecological surgeries caused the spread of the plaintiff’s uterine cancer, immediately worsening her odds of survival, according to Law360. Betty Dobson underwent a hysterectomy in 2010 with Olympus’ PSK PlasmaSORD Bipoloar Morcellator, a type of power morcellator used to perform hysterectomies and myomectomies (uterine fibroid removal). The device is fitted with a tube-like blade that minces uterine growths or entire uteruses within the body and removes the tissue through a small incision ... Read More
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