Did you or a woman you love suffer serious complications following a da Vinci surgery hysterectomy? Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci Surgical System, promises that women who undergo a robotic surgery hysterectomy will experience significant benefits, including shorter recovery times, less blood loss, and less time in the hospital. Yet a growing number of lawsuits allege that rather than benefiting from the technology, patients suffered severe, life-altering complications following a da Vinci surgery robot hysterectomy.
The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP believe the victims of da Vinci robot injuries may be entitled to significant financial compensation for their pain and suffering. The Firm is offering free and no-obligation lawsuit evaluations to victims of robotic surgery complications following a da Vinci procedure, including hysterectomies. To learn more about your legal rights after a da Vinci surgery robot hysterectomy, please contact our attorneys today.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, and may be used to treat a number of conditions including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, pelvic prolapse, and cancer. In the U.S., doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies a year, making it the second most common surgery for women. Traditionally, and most often, a hysterectomy is performed via an open surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed via a large abdominal incision. Vaginal hysterectomies and laparoscopic hysterectomies may also be performed, though each has specific limitations.
A da Vinci surgery hysterectomy allows a doctor to remove the uterus via a minimally invasive procedure in which the surgeon utilizes four remote-controlled arms and a sophisticated camera to operate through small incisions. According to intuitive, a da Vinci surgery robot hysterectomy gives the doctor greater precision and visibility throughout the procedure. The company claims robotic surgery hysterectomy patients will benefit from less blood loss, smaller incisions, less risk of infection, and a shorter hospital stay and recovery.
A growing number of Da Vinci lawsuits allege that women who underwent robotic surgery hysterectomy with the da Vinci robot suffered life-threatening complications, including:
According to complaints, victims of botched da Vinci surgery hysterectomies often must undergo emergency procedures, or even multiple surgeries, to correct damage allegedly caused by the robot. In many cases, patients have found that their quality of life has been permanently altered due to their injuries.
At least one study has questioned whether or not undergoing a da Vinci surgery hysterectomy provides patients with any added benefits. The report, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggested that the increased cost of a robotic surgery hysterectomy over that of a traditional procedure did not correlate to any added benefits. Among other things, the study found that the complication rates for women who underwent a robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer are similar to those seen with traditional laparoscopy.
Victims of injuries resulting from a da Vinci surgery hysterectomy may be entitled to substantial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are available to answer any questions you might have about your legal rights. To learn more about filing a da Vinci robot lawsuit, please give one of our attorneys a call today, at .