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Ethicon, Inc., Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation
15-md-2652

Case Summary

The cases in this MDL involve common factual questions arising from allegations that (1) defects in the design of Ethicon, Inc.'s power morcellators made laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures more likely to result in the dissemination and upstaging of occult cancer or other conditions, and (2) Ethicon, Inc. failed to warn patients adequately of these risks given the FDA's recent communication discouraging the use of power morcellation for treatment of uterine fibroids and revising the risk that uterine fibroids were actually sarcoma.

 

Contact Information

Plaintiff's Counsel
Aimee Wagstaff (Co-Lead Counsel)

Andrus, Hood & Wagstaff
1999 Broadway, Suite 4150
Denver, CO 80202

720-208-9414
Kirk Goza (Co-Liaison Counsel)

Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Goza, PC
11150 Overbrook Rd.
Leawood, KS 66211

913-266-2300
Paul J. Pennock (Co-Lead Counsel)

Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

212-558-5549
Robert Horn (Co-Liaison Counsel)

Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
2600 Grand Blvd., Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64108

816-421-0700
Plaintiff's Steering Committee
Andrea S. Hirsch

Herman Gerel
230 Peachtree Street, Suite 2260
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-880-9500
Anne Andrews

Andrews & Thornton
2 Corporate Park, Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606

(949) 748-1000
Avram Blair

Avram Blair & Associates P.C.
2020 Southwest Freeway, Suite 222
Houston, TX 77098

713-936-2609
Carmen Scott

Motley Rice LLC
28 Bridgeside Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

843-216-9160
Dennis J. Canty

Kaiser Gornick LLP
100 First Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-857-7400
Elizabeth Graham

Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
123 S. Justison Street, 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-622-7000
Francois Blaudeau

Southern Institute for Medical and Legal Affairs
Heninger Garrison Davis
2224 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

205-547-5525
Kathryn Snapka

THE SNAPKA LAW FIRM
P.O. Drawer 23017
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403

361-888-7676
Lawrence R. Cohan

Anapol Weiss
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-790-4567
Megan McKenzie

Robins Kaplan
800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-349-0979
Meghan C. Quinlivan

Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine, PC -Englewood
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO

303-792-5595
Neil Overholtz

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
17 East Main Street, Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32502

850-916-7450
Rebecca B. King

Tracey & Fox
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 1901
Houston, TX 77002

713-495-2333
Sindhu Daniel

Baron & Budd, PC
3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75219

214-521-3605
Thomas J. Preuss

Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP
4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64112

816-701-1100
Yvonne Flaherty

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-339-6900
Defendant's Counsel
Deborah A. Moeller

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

816-474-6550
James Murdica

Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6710

212-336-2000
John Winter

Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6710

212-336-2000
Special Master