If you have undergone surgery using the Da Vinci surgical robot and suffered complications as a result you may have legal options for recovery. If you suffered burns, excessive bleeding or punctured organs, or if a loved one died because of their injuries, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering. The device manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, may not have adequately warned you of the risks, our experienced medical product liability lawyers will:
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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation to determine if the Da Vinci robotic surgery device, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical Inc., is responsible for various complications and injuries after a recent surge in patient complaints, according to The Pittsburg Business Times (PBT). At this time a number of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, alleging hysterectomy complications, burns, tears, and organ damage.
Entrusted with your health, the device may have risks that outweigh any surgical precision benefits that have attracted the hospitals and doctors who have adopted the product for their procedures. Billed as a breakthrough, the device with its four remote-controlled arms, cameras may be prone to malfunctions. Other sources (SeattleTimes) allege it is the lack of universal and proper training for the surgeons operating the device that may be responsible for injuries.
Regardless of what caused your injuries, if a robotic device was involved in your procedure and there were complications, you may be entitled to recovery for your suffering. Share the details of your case with our medical product lawsuit attorneys to get your legal options.
These complaints contain allegations of design flaws that cause burns to patients as well as damage to internal tissues and organs during surgical procedures.
The allegations against the manufacturer also claim they failed to warn patients and healthcare practitioners about the potential dangers using the DaVinci Robotic device may result in
Alleged injuries extracted from claims & complaints being filed:
- Punctured organs and vessels
- Lacerations of the uterus
- Intestinal tearing
- Excessive bleeding
- And even death
In most cases, the complications from the use of the surgical device may not become apparent until several days after the procedure has been completed. Untreated, the adverse health problems resulting can be very serious.Review My Case Now
The da Vinci surgical robot was developed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. as an alternative to laparoscopic surgical procedures.
It has become increasingly popular in hospitals since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2000.
The robot was designed for minimally invasive surgical procedures and is used in the following procedures as an alternative to laparoscopic surgery:
- Uterine fibroid treatment
- Kidney disorders
- Prostate removal
- Treatment of kidney and throat cancers
- Heavy intrauterine bleeding
- Obesity reduction surgeries
One of the main considerations that has led to hospitals choosing to use the da Vinci robot in place of laparoscopy is the company's claims that it is as safe as laparoscopy while also reducing recovery time for patients.
Product liability attorneys allege the negatives of using the robot may outweigh the benefits.
Examples of this are reports that surgeries utilizing the robot take longer and are more expensive than laparoscopy, and they claim a lack of evidence showing recovery times being shorter for patients whose procedures used the device.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. warned hospitals in May 2013 about the potential of burns being caused by one of the components used in the robot.
The urgent advisory statement issued by the company warns of potential for small cracks to develop in some versions of the system’s Hot Shears.
These small cracks could cause a pathway for an electro-surgical charge that may cause burns to the patient.
According to the company statement, these cracks could be so small as to not be visible.
Despite the company receiving at least one report of an injury attributed to a cracked device, they have chosen not to recall and remove the affected devices, but will instead remove the damaged equipment from hospitals only when a replacement becomes available.
In addition to the statement released by Intuitive Surgical, the company has also sent replacement tip covers to all the hospitals that are using the Da Vinci.
The new tips were issued to reduce the incidence of sparking, even though the original tips were not deemed to be defective.
Some surgeons who use the surgical robot claim, however, that the tips are not the problem and that the burns are being caused by the robot’s scissor device.
Despite mounting complaint pressure, Intuitive maintains the da Vinci surgical robot is just as safe as laparoscopic procedures.Review My Case Now
If you suffered complications from a surgery performed using a Da Vinci Robotic surgical device, you may be entitled to compensation. In addition, you will join the fight to help prevent similar injuries from happening to other victims. Simply, share the details of your case and get the answers you are looking for and your legal options from an experienced attorney in defective medical device lawsuits.
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