Links between laparoscopic power morcellators and cancer have trigger lawsuits throughout the United States just as the FDA issues a recall on three Johnson and Johnson devices.
The FDA and medical professionals express growing concern about the safety of surgical procedures that use power morcellators. These devices have been proven to be effective in some minimally invasive surgeries. But when they are used to break up uterine fibroid tumors or in some kidney and spleen surgeries, they tend to spread cells that lead to malignant tumors in men and women.
Metastic leiomyosarcoma, a type of uterine cancer, is a cancers that can develop in women as a result of the power morcellators.