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Da Vinci Surgery Complications


Have you or a loved one suffered from serious da Vinci surgery complications? According to Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci Surgical System has been used successfully in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide. The company also maintains that robotic surgery procedures utilizing the technology are as safe as traditional surgery. But a growing number of lawsuits tell a different story, alleging the robot caused horrific da Vinci surgery robot complications, including tissue damage, torn blood vessels, and perforated organs. In some cases, lawsuits allege the injuries caused by the da Vinci led to permanent disability, and in some cases, death.

Victims of da Vinci surgery problems may be entitled to significant compensation for their medical care, inability to work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating da Vinci surgery complications, and is offering free legal consultations to anyone harmed by this technology. Please contact us today to learn more about the legal options available for victims of the Da Vinci robot.

Da Vinci Surgery Robot Complications

The da Vinci surgical robot is a multi-million dollar device that more and more hospitals are using for urologic and gynecological surgery. According to Intuitive Surgical, use of the remote-controlled robot in minimally invasive procedures promises patients smaller incisions, less blood loss and a faster recovery compared to traditional laparoscopic surgeries.

Our attorneys believe that significant financial compensation may be available to victims of any of the following da Vinci surgery problems.

  • Burns to tissue, blood vessels, arteries or organs
  • Tears to tissue, blood vessels, arteries or organs
  • Dehincenses (ruptures) of organs that allow fluids to leak
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Fistulas or abnormal connections created between organs or vessels
  • Sepsis or Infections
  • Cut ureters
  • Bowel damage
  • Damage to intestines
  • Death

In many cases, victims of da Vinci surgery robot complications have had to undergo emergency surgery to correct the damage allegedly done by the robot.  At times, multiple procedures were necessary. One of the difficulties associated with robotic surgery problems is the fact that injuries often are not immediately apparent. As a result, da Vinci surgery robot complications may not be treated immediately, leading to additional problems, pain, disability, and even death.

Causes of Da Vinci Surgery Problems

There are likely a number of causes behind reported da Vinci surgery complications. A number of lawsuits allege the machine contains inherent design flaws, including un-insulated surgical arms and use of an electrical current which can jump to healthy internal organs and tissue. Plaintiffs also allege that Intuitive failed to disclose accurately the risks of serious robotic surgery problems associated with use of the technology.

Intuitive has also faced criticism over the robot, including recent studies that highlight the gap between its marketing materials’ claims and full scientific disclosure of the true risks of da Vinci surgery problems. For example, a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggested that the increased cost of this technology over that of a traditional hysterectomy did not correlate to any additional patient benefits.  Among other things, the study found that the rates for Da Vinci surgery complications for women treated for endometrial cancer are similar to those seen with traditional laparoscopy.

Legal Help for Victims of Da Vinci Surgery Complications

If your life and health has been put at risk because of da Vinci surgery robot complications, there is help available. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free legal consultations to victims of surgical burns, organ damage, and other robotic surgery problems related to the da Vinci robot. To learn more about da Vinci surgery complications and your legal rights, please call our attorneys today at.

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