Complications Related To Surgery Performed with a da Vinci Robot
Medical advancements can often be beneficial to patients, offering safer medical options with fewer risks. That is how the da Vinci surgical robot system has been portrayed by both the device manufacturer and surgeons using this technology. Unfortunately, complications related to this device have been linked to severe injuries and many deaths. Our team at Race Law Firm wants to hear from anyone who has lost a loved one or was injured due to problems involving a da Vinci surgical robot procedure.
The da Vinci robotic system was the first of its kind to be approved for surgical procedures back in 2000. It is designed to assist in delicate procedures using endoscopic techniques. These often involve the abdomen. Hysterectomies are one of the most common procedures that use the da Vinci surgical robot.
The device has four arms that are controlled by the surgeon. The idea is that the robotic arms can provide more precise movement. For endoscopic procedures, a small incision is made, and the robotic system uses a tiny camera to transmit video of the procedure to a monitor. The surgeon directs the robotic system to perform the surgery without requiring a larger incision to access the internal organs.
Injuries Caused by Robotic Operations
There have been many claims that injury or death has resulted from robotic surgeries. Some may be caused by a surgeon’s errors or inexperience using the da Vinci robot. Injury claims linked to the da Vinci system include:
- Burns to internal organs
- Internal bleeding and injuries from accidental incisions
- Parts of the device left inside the body
- Sepsis or infection
- Botched endoscopic surgeries requiring a revision, open surgery
If you have experienced an injury due to complications with a da Vinci System, contact our team at Race Law Firm. We want to hear about your situation. You could be eligible to seek compensation for your injury. This may include reimbursement for medical costs, loss of income and pain and suffering. Contact our office in Atlanta to schedule your free consultation.