April 24, 2018 6:34 AM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG

Company Overview

KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG designs, develops, manufactures, and sells medical instruments and devices. It offers endoscopic equipment for human and veterinary medicine, and industrial applications. The company’s products are used in neurosurgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery; ear, nose, and throat; plastic surgery; anesthesiology and emergency medicine; cardiovascular surgery; thorax; gastroenterology; notes and associated procedures; laparoscopy in surgery, gynecology, and urology; proctology; arthroscopy and sports medicine; spine surgery; microscopy; pediatrics; and cameras, light sources, and documentation applications. It also offers videoscopes, borescopes, flexoscopes, light sources, ...

Mittelstrasse 8

Tuttlingen,  78532

Germany

Founded in 1945

Phone:

49 7461 708 0

Fax:

49 7461 708 105

Key Executives for KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG

Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG Key Developments

Death of Former Boston Doctor Spurs Lawsuit Against Brigham and Women's Hospital and Karl Storz GmbH

A doctor whose wife died from the use of a controversial surgical device at Brigham and Women's Hospital has escalated his fight against the hospital and the medical device manufacturer, with plans to amend his complaint from medical malpractice to a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawyers for Dr. Hooman Noorchashm served the amended complaint to Brigham and Women's Hospital and Karl Storz GmbH, increasing the stakes in the ongoing dispute and escalating potential monetary damages possible in the case. The complaint and a motion to amend the complaint will also be filed in Suffolk Superior Court. Brigham and Women's said it does not comment on pending litigation. An attorney for Storz was not immediately available for comment. Dr. Amy Reed, a former Boston doctor and Noorchashm's wife, had initially filed suit against Brigham and Storz after a device known as a ‘power morcellator’ was used on Reed at Brigham in 2013. The device is commonly used in hysterectomies to chop up and suction the uterus laparoscopically. It was used on Reed on what doctors then thought were benign uterine fibroids. Instead, the device's blades chopped up and flung a highly aggressive form of cancer - known as uterine Leiomyosarcoma - all around the inside of Reed's abdominal cavity, manually giving her Stage 4 cancer. Reed, who was working at the time as an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Noorchashm, who was undertaking a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's, subsequently embarked on a years-long campaign to curb use of the device, and filed a lawsuit against Brigham and Storz for use of the device. The 44-year-old mother of six lost her battle from uterine cancer in May. Noorchashm said he hopes the escalated lawsuit will force Storz to remove the device from the market. Johnson & Johnson already suspended sales of the power morcellator in 2014. Noorchahsm said the defendants have sought to settle with the couple, but Storz had not been willing to take the device off the market. Brigham has stopped doing procedures with the device, but Noorchahsm said it was important that they remain in the complaint.

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