Da Vinci Surgical Robots have allegedly caused consumers serious injuries, including deaths. The da Vinci Robot, , a remote-controlled robot manufactured by Intuitive Surgery, Inc. and introduced in 2000, has been used in over 300,000 procedures last year alone. Slater Slater Schulman LLP is currently investigating serious injuries caused by the da Vinci Surgical Robot, including da Vinci Surgical Robot deaths, da Vinci Surgical Robot burns, and da Vinci Surgical Robot tears and perforations.
The da Vinci robotic surgery system was designed and marketed to be less invasive than traditional surgery, resulting in reduced recovery time and overall better outcomes for patients. Recent reviews have suggested, however, that some surgeons have operated the da Vinci robots with less than adequate training. Furthermore, overall results may be inferior to traditional surgery. Finally, there have been allegations of design defects in the da Vinci Robot which have caused these injuries and complications.
If you or someone you know have suffered a serious da Vinci Surgical injury or complications from a da Vinci robotic surgery, you are entitled to a free consultation to determine your legal rights and whether you are eligible for financial compensation. Call the law firm of Slater Slater Schulman LLP at (800) 251-6990 or fill out the form on this page to contact an attorney today.
Da Vinci Severe Surgical Injuries
There have been reports of serious adverse and fatal events from da Vinci robotic surgeries. Many of these injuries are alleged to have been caused by equipment malfunction, design defects, or inadequate training for the operators of the robots. Some of these serious injuries are:
- Severe burns (to organs, arteries, and body tissue)
- Tears and perforations (of organs, arteries and body tissue)
The FDA is reviewing the safety and efficacy of the da Vinci robot. If you or someone you know were injured after a da Vinci robotic surgery, you may be entitled to compensation if your injury was due to the equipment malfunctioning, a design defect or improper and/or inadequate training of the robotic operator.
Design Defects in da Vinci Surgical Robot
Complaints against da Vinci robot include claims that malfunctions of the robot resulted in tissue damage, burns and perforations, most of which could not or would not be likely to occur during traditional surgery. There are claims that the electrical insulation of the robot may become worn down, which may result in excessive electricity exposure by the patient.
One of the problems with the da Vinci Surgical Robot is that, since the surgeon is controlling the robot remotely, he or she may not be as quick to realize and/or observe the damage that may be occurring. Such an occurrence may result in unnecessary damage that would not have happened during traditional surgery, where the doctor would receive instant feedback.
Do I have a da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuit?
The product liability lawyers at Slater Slater Schulman LLP are available to provide free consultations for individuals who believe they suffered complications from a da Vinci robotic surgery. If you or someone you love want to learn more about da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuits, you should contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (800) 251-6990.
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