By Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Because of concerns that federal laws may have been broken, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now investigating laparoscopic power morcellators, the surgical tool found to spread cancer in women. Their investigation focuses on what manufacturers knew before the FDA added a black box warning to the device in 2014.… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Dec 3, 2014 12:29:42 PM   The FDA has issued a warning that power morcellators can spread cancer, and now recommends against the tool’s use in most hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (fibroid removal). Power morcellators are a laparoscopic tool that surgeons use to chop uterine tissue into small pieces. The device makes the surgery less complicated,… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Aug 1, 2014 3:39:00 PM   Update: Health insurer Highmark announced Saturday that it will stop paying for the morcellation procedure. One of the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield providers in the U.S. with 5.2 million customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, Highmark is the first insurer to drop… Read More