Surgery Tool Maker Sued Over NJ Woman's Cancer Death

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The estate of a deceased cancer patient has filed a wrongful death suit in New Jersey court against the makers of a surgical tool and the hospital that used it to treat her uterine fibroids, saying that they both should have known the device could cause her to develop cancer.

Sumaira Khan, who had pursued a product liability and medical negligence suit before her death in 2016, was never told that doctors at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, would be using the Rotocut power morcellator made by Karl Storz GMBH & Co. KG during her surgery or that the device could...

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