Intuitive Surgical Issues Urgent Medical Device Notification Pointing to Possible Risk of Thermal Injuries Associated with Micro-Cracks in Monopolar Curved Scissors Used with the Da Vinci Surgical System.
The Da Vinci robot lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are disturbed by a recent report that Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the Da Vinci Surgical System, has issued an Urgent Medical Device Medical Notification regarding a “potential issue” with an instrument used with the da Vinci robot. According to a May 10th report from Bizjournals.com, the issue involves possible “micro-cracks” on instruments called EndoWrist Monopolar Curved Scissors. These cracks, which may not be visible to the user, could cause heat to leak and burn tissue.
[www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2013/05/surgical-robot-maker-alerts-of.html – Bizjournals.com, May 10,
Wright & Schulte LLC is now offering free Da Vinci lawsuit consultations to victims of alleged Da Vinci surgical robot complications, including those who suffered:
- Tears and/or burns of the intestines
- Punctured blood vessels
- Punctured and/or cut ureters
- Severe bowel injuries
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence
- Excessive bleeding
- Surgical burns
Twenty-six Da Vinci lawsuits against Intuitive alleging injuries tied to the da Vinci system have been filed. For more information on filing a Da Vinci lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
[ bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-08/intuitive-trainer-denies-robot-surgery-training-was-watered-down.html ]
According to Wright & Schulte LLC, Intuitive Surgical’s Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is widely used in hysterectomies, prostate removals, heart surgeries, gallbladder removals and bariatric surgery. Proponents of the robot claim it offers patients less bleeding and scarring, as well as shorter recovery times compared to traditional procedures. However, according to a May 10th Wall Street Journal report, the Da Vinci robot has raised safety questions recently, with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) probing an increase in adverse event reports related to the device.
[www.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130510-710560.html?mod=googlenews_wsj – The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2013]
According to a CNBC report from March 19th, a number of Da Vinci lawsuits are pending in courts throughout the country that allege the monopolar energy used by the machine to cauterize and cut tissue can create excessive heat. If the insulation on the instruments is inadequate, arching of the electric current to other tissue can occur, leading to thermal burns.
[www.cnbc.com/id/100564517- CNBC, March 19, 2013)
On March 14th, the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) advised its members that robotic-assisted hysterectomy should not be the first choice for most women in need of the procedure. And according to a March 26th report from the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine released a statement on its website expressing concern over an increasing number of reports of patient complications related to robotic surgery in the last two years.
[www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Statement_on_Robotic_Surgery – ACOG, March 14, 2013]
[www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/03/25/state-cautions-hospitals-about-patient-complications-during-robot-assisted-surgery/xOAsxR80qH5mVENDdktjKL/story.html – Boston Globe, March 26, 2013]
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