I Was Injured by the da Vinci Surgery System – What are My Legal Options?
Over the last decade, robotic surgery has been touted as the next big thing in reducing surgical errors in the operating room as well as increasing efficiency. Hollywood has led the way when it comes to extolling the virtues of robots as well as serving as a cautionary tale on relying too much on machines that may not be suited for certain tasks only human hands are capable of doing. Many large medical centers prefer robotic surgeries these days because of the reduction in costs as well as increase in efficiency which means a larger bottom line and surgeons not needing to spend full days operating on an individual while a robotic implement can take a few short hours.
Did you suffer injuries or complications due to robotic surgery gone wrong? Don’t chalk it down to an accident or happenstance: the reality is that all hospitals owe you a duty of care to uphold certain medical standards failure to which you may be able to seek legal recourse in the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please contact our robotic surgery lawsuits attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3651 to receive your 100% FREE and no-commitment consultation into your robotic surgery injury today.
The most prolific medical device currently being used to perform surgeries these days is the da Vinci Surgical system which is typically an electronic scalpel that is guided by a computer.
Here are some of the complex surgeries performed by the da Vinci device:
- Pancreatic cancer surgery
- Breast cancer surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Esophageal surgery
While the da Vinci surgery machine is a fine piece of technology, allegations about design defects leading to patient injuries have surfaced over the last couple of years. One such allegation involves a 24-year-old woman who suffered catastrophic surgical burns during a planned hysterectomy. It is alleged that an electrical current left the machine and went through the patient, leaving her with severe electrical burns.
Surgeons typically operate the robotic surgery device using a viewing camera, operating foot pedals and manipulating robotic arms. There is therefore an aspect of control where the physician supervises everything and carries out every action which is then translated by the robot. It can therefore be surmised that the actions of the robotic device are essentially the physician’s action that may be held responsible for any negligent actions perpetrated on the patient leading to injuries.
Some of the most common risks associated with robotic surgery include:
- Organ perforation
- Electrical shock
- The nicking of blood vessels leading to massive bleeding
- Tears or stretching of human tissue due to excessive force
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In order to bring a lawsuit against a hospital that used a da Vinci Surgical System, you must show how the negligence happened and causation between said negligence and your injuries. In addition, the physician must have breached a standard of care leading to your injuries. It is possible to recover money damages to help with further medical treatment, surgery costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and so much more. Ready to talk to a surgery malpractice r attorney? Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.