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Dennis Canty Appointed to Power Morcellator Litigation MDL Plaintiff's Steering Committee

Dennis Canty Appointed to Power Morcellator Litigation MDL Plaintiff's Steering Committee

Kaiser Gornick partner Dennis J. Canty has been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee by Judge Kathryn H. Vratil of the District of Kansas in the Multi-District Litigation against Ethicon, Inc. (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), a manufacturer of power morcellator devices.

Ethicon, Inc. is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and was the largest distributor of power morcellators in the US until it recalled all its morcellation devices on July 30, 2014. Power morcellators are typically used to remove uterine fibroids or in hysterectomy procedures. Numerous lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts by women who have been diagnosed with cancer after a morcellator procedure.