Aetna, the second largest health insurer in the U.S., has announced that it will curb most of its coverage on hysterectomies involving power morcellators after taking into account the medical device’s risk of spreading undetected uterine cancer, according to CBS News on May 5.
Beginning on May 15, the Connecticut-based company dramatically limited its coverage on power morcellation in uterine fibroid removals and hysterectomies until the device’s efficacy and safety is established. Aetna will provide exceptions for pre-menopausal women who want to remain fertile but are left with no option other than this treatment, and for those who are at risk of life-threatening complications when treated through another approach.
At the National Injury Law Center, we help women harmed by power morcellators seek justice and compensation by filing a claim against the manufacturer involved. To learn if your situation qualifies you to take legal action, speak with our team by calling (888) 273-6041 today.