KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In a surprising move, makers of power morcellator are opposing efforts by victims to consolidate dozens of cases in federal court.
Parties typically seek consolidation to a multidistrict litigation panel when there are an increasing number of cases against the same defendant for substantially similar injuries and claims. This is very common in cases involving defective medical devices because many of the patients suffer the same injuries and the device in question is defective in the same way across the board.
In this case, 26 plaintiffs are seeking to consolidate their cases in a Kansas federal court and the motion is now facing pushback by Johnson & Johnson and a few other defendants.
The power morcellator is a popular gynecological surgical device. It helps remove uterine fibroids or perform hysterectomies without being overly invasive.
Small blades are inserted through a tiny cut in the abdomen. The blades slice up the tissue so that it may be drawn out through the small hole. It is a very quick and efficient means of conducting a common procedure.
The device unfortunately comes with serious risks. Uterine fibroids in particular are impossible to distinguish prior to surgery from a very aggressive form of uterine sarcoma (cancer). When the power morcellator’s blades slice up the tissue, it allows for the cancerous cells to spread elsewhere in the body. Taking this opportunity to quickly multiply, the cancer begins an aggressive attack and has been known to kill women in less than a year.
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