Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit

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Da-Vinci-Robotic-Hysterectomy-Lawsuit-ComplicationsA hysterectomy is one of the approved gynecological uses of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot and as more hospitals employ the use of this relatively new device, more women will be posed with the option of having that procedure done with the robotic surgeon. New research conducted as use of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot increases shows that the marketing and safety claims tied to the use of the robotic surgeon show that it may not be either the most minimally invasive or the most cost effective.

Da-Vinci-Robotic-Hysterectomy-Lawsuit-ComplicationsThe law firm of Wright & Schulte is investigating cases in which women undergoing a routine hysterectomy using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot have experienced Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy complications and injuries. These women may be eligible to file a Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit. 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 Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy complication because of the Da Vinci Surgical System, and you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit evaluation, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.

Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuits Against Intuitive Surgical Inc. Due To Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Complications

There have been at least 10 lawsuits filed against Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, in which recipients of surgery using the device have claimed that injuries they sustained were caused by or a result of a robotic surgery, according to Bloomberg’s report in early-March 2013.

Reports of Deaths, Injuries Linked to Use of Da Vinci Surgical Robot in Hysterectomy Procedure

As use of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot has increased, specifically in performing hysterectomies, so have the reports of injuries and death linked to the robotic surgeon. In a March 5, 2013, report from Bloomberg.com, there have been at least 70 deaths that have been attributed to the use of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.
[ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/robosurgery-suits-detail-injuries-as-death-reports-rise.html, Bloomberg.com, March 5, 2013 ]

A report from Citron Research earlier this year on the financial health of Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, highlights some incidents in which the robotic surgeon was used during a hysterectomy procedure and allegedly caused women to suffer serious and some permanent injuries. Researchers combed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s MAUDE database for voluntarily reporting medical errors and complications.

• In a 2012 procedure, one patient undergoing a hysterectomy using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot allegedly suffered a bowel perforation.
• In another robotic hysterectomy using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, electrical complications allegedly resulted in a burn to a patient’s uterus.

Citron notes that deaths reportedly linked to a hysterectomy using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot often occur after a surgery has been deemed a success and sent home without incident. “This is one of principal , and much-marketed, benefits of robotic surgery. But the patient returns to the hospital days or weeks later, with internal bleeding, infection, parts still inside them, and/or other serious injuries,” the research study notes.

In one case highlighted for the Citron study, a patient undergoing a hysterectomy did not show any signs of injury immediately following the procedure using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot. However, a return trip to the emergency room revealed a bowel perforation that allegedly was caused by the camera cannula of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot being inserted or when the surgeon was cutting through the fascia.
[ http://www.citronresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Intuitive-Surgical-part-two-final.pdf, Citron Research, Jan. 17, 2013 ]

Da Vinci Surgical Robot’s Use in Hysterectomy Procedures

Intuitive Surgical Inc., maker of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, tout its device as one minimally-invasive option for women undergoing gynecological procedures like a hysterectomy. The company says that a surgeon will make “just a few small incisions – similar to a laparoscopy.

“The Da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, Da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control,” Intuitive Surgical reports on its Website. Overall, Intuitive Surgical claims that a surgery using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot is less invasive and promises faster recovery times than a traditional surgery.
[ http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/, Intuitive Surgical Inc., rev. April 2013 ]
[ http://www.davincisurgery.com/ ]

A leading group of gynecological doctors and surgeons says that other options are available for women undergoing a hysterectomy that are also minimally-invasive. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a statement in March 2013 that said using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot is neither the best or most cost-effective.

“It is important to separate the marketing hype from the reality when considering the best surgical approach for hysterectomies,” ACOG President James T. Breeden, M.D., wrote in the organization’s statement. “Expertise with robotic hysterectomy is limited and varies widely among both hospitals and surgeons. Consequently, there is no good data proving that robotic hysterectomy is even as good as—let alone better—than existing, and far less costly, minimally invasive alternatives.”
[ http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Statement_on_Robotic_Surgery, ACOG Statement on Robotic Surgery, March 14, 2013 ]

About Wright & Schulte And Filing A Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit

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 injury because of the Da Vinci Surgical System used during a hysterectomy, and you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation Da Vinci robot hysterectomy lawsuit evaluation, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.

Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit Resources

[ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/robosurgery-suits-detail-injuries-as-death-reports-rise.html, Bloomberg.com, March 5, 2013 ]

[ http://www.citronresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Intuitive-Surgical-part-two-final.pdf, Citron Research, Jan. 17, 2013 ]

[ http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Statement_on_Robotic_Surgery, ACOG Statement on Robotic Surgery, March 14, 2013 ]

[ http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/, Intuitive Surgical Inc., rev. April 2013 ]
[ http://www.davincisurgery.com/ ]

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