The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the da Vinci Surgical System in 2000 as a tool by which to conduct minimally invasive soft tissue procedures. Since its approval, the da Vinci robot has been purchased by more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals, which have used the machine in more than 300,000 procedures annually. However, a growing number of plaintiffs in robotic surgery lawsuits have allegedly suffered serious injuries in these procedures, including:
- Lacerated or injured organs
- Excessive bleeding
- Excessive Swelling
- Damaged blood vessels
While the company strongly disputes these allegations, robotic surgery lawsuits also accuse Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of negligence by failing to provide doctors with adequate training on the robot. If you or a loved were the victim of da Vinci robot complications, you may be eligible to file a similar claim to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Liability in Robotic Surgery Lawsuits
If you or a loved one suffered a serious complication in a da Vinci bad robot surgery, you may want to consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to discuss filing a da Vinci lawsuit. At Bernstein Liebhard, our attorneys can evaluate your case for free, and help you determine if your injury was the result of failure or malfunction of the device, the robot failing to perform in the way in which it was intended, or whether or not the manufacturer failed to adequately warn of the potential risks associated with the da Vinci. Our legal team will also investigate your doctor’s training on the device, to determine if inadequate training on the part of Intuitive Surgical may have played a role in your injury. However, while doctor training could be an issue in your da Vinci lawsuit, any claim you file will not target your surgeon. The robotic surgery lawsuits being investigated by our Firm allege that either defects in the machine and/or negligence on the part of Intuitive Surgical were responsible for injuries suffered in da Vinci surgeries.
To establish the value of your da Vinci robot lawsuit, an attorney will need to consider a number of factors, including the type of injuries involved and the extent of those injuries. Your lawyer will need to have access to your medical records. It would also be a good idea to begin tracking all of your doctor’s appointments, medical tests, procedures, and the amount of time you missed work due to your da Vinci complications, as this information will help your attorney calculate your potential damages.
If your da Vinci lawsuit ultimately proves successful, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs including hospitalization, surgical costs, and additional and future medical and rehabilitation expenses. You could also be eligible to receive compensation for lost pay and future loss of income; pain and suffering; emotional distress, permanent disability, loss of quality of life and possible punitive damages. In certain cases, your spouse may be entitled to damages for loss of consortium.
Filing a Claim For Your Injuries
The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are evaluating claims related to da Vinci complications and injuries, and are available to evaluate your case for free. Our Firm has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and our attorneys will be able to help you understand what your lawsuit might be worth. To find out more, please give us a call today at 1-888-352-6406.