Did you suffer complications during or after surgery that involved the daVinci Surgical System?
Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the daVinci Surgical System, sent out an urgent message notifying patients that defective pieces of the robot could burn tissue during surgery. The defective pieces include the "-09" and "-10" versions of the EndoWrist Hot Shears Monopolar Curved Scissors. Simply put, these ‘scissors' cut and set tissue during surgery, but they can develop very small cracks and allow energy through, causing the burns.
Over two dozen patients have filed lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical for equipment defects and inadequate training for the surgeons who use the robot. If you suffered injuries, or if someone you love died due to injuries caused by the da Vinci robot, you may have a case and deserve compensation.
Injuries associated with the daVinci robot include tears, burns, and perforations, which can cause serious complications both during and after surgery. Signs of complications may not appear immediately, which may make it difficult for a patient to connect his or her problems with the robot. Patients may not even be aware that their surgery involved the daVinci Surgical System.
Medical complications and injuries that have resulted from the daVinci robot include:
The daVinci Surgical System, created by Intuitive Surgical, is a robotic surgical system designed to conduct minimally invasive surgery. A surgeon controls the robot's four arms from a console as it performs the following types of surgeries:
The daVinci Surgical System is more commonly found in larger hospitals and medical care systems across the United States. Surgeons use the robot to treat various conditions, including:
You may not even know whether surgeons used the daVinci robot to perform your surgery, but if you underwent a surgical procedure listed here and have experienced serious complications, you may have a case.
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