Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit
The da Vinci Surgical Robot was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 as a platform primarily designed to facilitate complex pediatric and adult surgery through a minimally invasive approach. Common procedures performed by this revolutionary piece of medical technology are hysterectomies, gastric bypasses, prostate removal, thyroid cancer surgeries, and gall bladder removals.
The da Vinci Surgical System was created by Intuitive Surgical, and is comprised of four arms. While three of its arms hold instruments, the fourth arm holds a camera that allows doctors to perform the surgery by looking at a screen. This device is meant to result in less blood loss, smaller scars, and a shorter recovery time for patients.
Like many other advanced forms of technology, the da Vinci Surgery Robot brings its own dangers and hazards. There has been an increasing number of complaints and lawsuits being filed involving the system, as patients claim that they have suffered serious and even fatal injuries due to its use.
The da Vinci robot class action suits argue that surgeons were not trained properly to use the system and/or there were system defects that resulted in punctured blood vessels, infections, intestinal damage, internal bleeding, cut ureters, and death. Many of the lawsuits focus on hysterectomy surgery in women.
Individuals in the state of Florida who have developed a serious health condition due to the use of the da Vinci Surgical System may have the grounds to file a claim to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, our team of legal professionals can help clients from all across South Florida and the Treasure Coast with such cases.
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