Da Vinci Surgical Robot Complications | Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications
Da Vinci Surgical Robot Complications | Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications | Complications & Problems : Pain, Excessive bleeding, Surgical burns to organs, Surgical burns to arteries, Tears and/or burns of the intestines, Punctured blood vessels, Punctured organs, Punctured arteries, Torn, cut, or punctured ureters, Serious bowel injuries including punctures, tears, and burns, Vaginal cuff dehiscence (reopening of the incision ), Peritonitis (painful and tender inflammation of the lining of the abdomen), Sepsis, Wrongful Death
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced defective medical device injury law firm, is investigating the Da Vinci robotic surgery complications and problems surrounding the Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuits filed on behalf of patients and their families who have been allegedly injured during surgical procedures in which the surgical robotic device was used. These Da Vinci surgical robot complications and injury lawsuits continue to mount against manufacturer Intuitive Surgical alleging the device may cause serious injury and even death.
The Wright & Schulte law firm is offering free consultations for patients, or the families of patients who have had Da Vinci Surgical Robot Complications and injuries allegedly during procedures where the Da Vinci robot was used. These injuries may include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Surgical burns to organs
- Surgical burns to arteries
- Tears and/or burns of the intestines
- Punctured blood vessels
- Punctured organs
- Punctured arteries
- Torn, cut, or punctured ureters
- Serious bowel injuries including punctures, tears, and burns
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence (reopening of the incision )
- Peritonitis (painful and tender inflammation of the lining of the abdomen)
- Wrongful Death
According to court filing, many of these robot-assisted surgeries required additional surgical repair.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications: A Medical Arms Race
The Da Vinci surgical robot was first sold in the United States in 2000 to assist in numerous surgical procedures including heart surgeries, prostate surgery, and hysterectomies. It is designed to increase a surgeon’s range of movement through laparoscopic incisions, resulting in decreased blood loss and shorter recoveries.
[ http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/17/health/la-he-robotic-surgery-20111017 ]
Since its introduction, the device has been heavily marketed to hospitals and patients as part of what some call a ‘medical arms race.’ Four years ago, the device was in 853 hospitals and at costs between $1 million and $2.5 million, plus hundreds of thousands in yearly maintenance and replacement parts, it earned Intuitive Surgical $1.05 billion in sales in 2009 alone. By 2011, over 2,000 hospitals were using the Da Vinci robot, which has been deemed by some as a tool to attract patients, not necessarily to improve their care.
[ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304703104575173952145907526.html ]
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications: No Training Standards for Surgeons using Da Vinci
Training is one issue that is being questioned. According to the Wall Street Journal, the manufacturer offers two surgeons from a hospital that purchases the device a two-day training course on how to use the Da Vinci robot, and from there, it’s up to the hospital to decide when surgeons are to able to use it unsupervised. In some hospitals, surgeons were able to use the device unsupervised after four surgeries, while at others surgeons performed hundreds of robot-assisted surgeries before going it alone.
While the use of robotic-assisted surgeries has significantly increased in the last four years, data indicates that the benefits of their use is limited, while “cost and operative times are increased.” Further, experts are questioning the evidence regarding marketing practices and manufacturer influence on the wide spread use of these types of devices.
[ http://www.citronresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/OBG-Management-Kaunitz.pdf ]
In fact, one heart surgeon told the Seattle Times, “What disturbs me is that we haven’t done the thing we always say we should do — which is look at a detailed, randomized trial across institutions to assess whether what we’re offering patients is better.”
[ http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2018631542_robot08m.html ]
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications: Da Vinci RoboticSurgery Lawsuits Due To Injuries
At least nine lawsuits have been filed against Intuitive Surgical over the Da Vinci robot, including one filed by a father whose daughter died two weeks after a hysterectomy because of an alleged design flaw in the robot that allowed electrical current to jump and burn her intestines and an artery.
[ http://www.outpatientsurgery.net/news/2012/04/6-Robot-Maker-Sued-Over-Hysterectomy-Patient-s-Death ]
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one suffered a devastating Da Vinci Surgical Robot Complication or injury, and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your Da Vinci Robotic surgery lawsuit, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.