da Vinci Surgical Robot

da Vinci Surgical Robot Injuries and Lawsuits

Helping doctors perform a variety of minimally invasive surgeries and procedures, the multi-armed da Vinci Surgical Robot is purposed to benefit both doctors and patients by providing a greater degree of motion and smaller incisions. Robots are useful for the following:

  • Gall bladder removal
  • Heart surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney transplant or removal
  • Prostatectomy
  • Removal of cancerous tissue
  • Tubal ligation

While complications are noted with any surgery or procedure, there are serious injuries and complications related to the da Vinci Surgical Robot. This includes burns or tears of the intestine and other internal organs, as well as surgical malfunctions that have required additional surgery or have ended in death.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries after undergoing surgery or a procedure using the da Vinci Surgical Robot, you are encouraged to contact the personal injury attorneys at the Harman Law Firm. With a practice focus on defective medical devices, we level the playing field, fighting for justice and the right compensation for you.

Potential Complications and Injuries with the da Vinci Surgical Robot

While some have expressed concern over the design of the da Vinci Surgical Robot, others question if the doctors using them are properly trained to do so safely and effectively. Complications commonly reported with the da Vinci Surgical Robot are:

  • Breathing problems
  • Longer operation time
  • Equipment failure
  • Additional time under anesthesia
  • Pain or nerve injury (temporary)
  • Reactions to medications
  • Infection

In turn, the following are specific injuries associated with the device, including:

  • Burns and tears of the intestine
  • Punctured blood vessels
  • Cut ureters
  • Bowel injuries
  • Severe bleeding
  • Vaginal cuff dehiscence
  • Internal scarring
  • Death

Contact the Harman Law Firm today for a free initial consultation to discuss your options.