One of the most popular trends in hospitals these days is the Da Vinci robot. The Da Vinci is a multi-armed, high-tech system that performs certain types of relatively minor surgical procedures such as hysterectomy, spleen surgery, and prostate surgery. The robot is controlled by a doctor from a computer that sits feet away from the surgical table. The doctor tells the robotic hands what to do and the robot actually completes the surgery. The theory behind such surgical robots is that robotic hands do not shake, so there is less chance for complications due to human error. Additionally, controlling the surgery remotely is believed to cause less fatigue for doctors during longer procedures.
Despite the belief that robotic surgery is safer, studies show this type of surgery is not actually more beneficial than traditional surgery. Additionally, there are unique risks of injury caused by a surgical robot. If you have suffered unexpected injuries or complications due to a surgery performed by a Da Vinci robot, the experienced robotic surgery lawyers at the Dolman Law Group, can assist you in recovering from manufacturer Intuitive.
Risks of Robotic Surgery
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports of adverse health events stemming from use of a Da Vinci robots. Some of the injuries included the following:
- Nicked blood vessels
- Perforation of the colon or other organs
- The robotic arm refuses to release tissue, causing tears or stretching
- The robotic arm hits a patient in the face or other sensitive body parts
Da Vinci robot manufacturers are allegedly engaging in deceptive marketing by claiming that robotic surgery is safer than traditional surgery. Injured patients are likely entitled to substantial compensation, so should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Clearwater, Florida Da Vinci Robot Lawyer for a free consultation
If you have suffered unnecessary injuries or medical complications due to a Da Vinci or other type of surgical robot, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of your injuries. The experienced attorneys at the Dolman Law Group, are committed to helping individuals injured by surgical robots recover for all of their medical expenses and other losses. You only have a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit, so do not delay in consulting one of our lawyers to discuss a possible case free of charge. Call us at (727) 451-6900 or feel free to use our online contact form.