PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that Johnson & Johnson has started the process of settling morcellator suits against them.
Reports have come out that J&J wants to put litigation "to rest" over the power morcellator devices. Approximately 100 cases have been either filed or prepared for suit against J&J's Ethicon unit over its laparoscopic power morcellator device. And according to Fierce Medical Devices, "Of those 100 claims, J&J has settled almost 70 over the past few months, Paul Pennock, a plaintiff lawyer and co-lead counsel on the steering committee for consolidated litigation in a Kansas City, KS, federal court told The Wall Street Journal."
Separate morcellator cases are still pending in state courts. According to Drug Watch, the lawsuits accuse Ethicon "of designing a defective product and failing to warn patients of risks." The morcellator device has sparked controversy, with risks of unintentionally spreading uterine cancer. In April of 2014, the FDA put out a warning stating that the risk was 1 in 350. That same month, J&J recalled their morcellators from the market, however, lawsuits have been growing against the company.
Morcellators have been used in different laparoscopic surgeries, including hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures, as well as laparoscopic spleen and renal surgeries. While the morcellator device provides a less invasive surgery and quicker recovery time, the following have been listed as potential side effects:
- spread of malignant tissue
- advanced-stage cancerous growths
- metastatic leiomyosarcoma (an aggressive uterine cancer)
If you, or a loved one, have been injured by a morcellation device, please contact Legal-Bay if you need any assistance on your specific case.
Chris Janish, CEO, commented on the recent news, "We have started to see more activity on morcellator cases as of late, with plaintiffs alleging serious injuries and advanced stage cancer. Our firm has been dedicated to helping patients or their family members get the lawsuit cash advance they need, as well as assistance with getting a free consultation with a qualified morcellator lawyer."
Legal-Bay works with nationally recognized morcellator law firms and attorneys who can assist you with obtaining a free legal consultation on your potential lawsuit claim if you have not retained a lawyer yet. To request to speak with a qualified morcellator lawyer, contact Legal-Bay at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/morcellator-lawsuit-loans.php
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