The da Vinci Surgical System is a robot manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., that is intended to provide patients with quicker recovery times, less pain, smaller incisions, and reduced blood loss compared to traditional surgery methods. However, despite its multiple arms, ergonomic surgeon console, EndoWrist instruments, and high-performance vision system, patients across the country are seeking legal representation after allegedly sustaining injuries during procedures in which the da Vinci robot was used.
Contact Attorney Group for Kansas to learn more about filing a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit if you or someone you love was injured during a procedure with the system. There is no cost to speak with us, and we can help you determine if you are eligible to file a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit.
What Happens During a Procedure?
The surgeon makes small incisions into the patient by using the robotic arms of the robot. Then, he or she sits at a control center and uses joystick-like controls to operate the arms. This technology converts the surgeon’s hand motions into the motions of the robotic arm, allowing him or her to operate on the patient while at the console.
More than 2,000 facilities worldwide use the da Vinci Surgical System, 1,371 of which are located in the U.S. More than 450,000 surgeries were performed with the robot in just 2012, according to the manufacturer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the da Vinci Surgical System in 2000. The system is the only one of its kind approved for prostate removal procedures, soft-tissue surgeries, and gynecological procedures.
Plaintiffs File Lawsuits
If you suffered from cut ureters, excessive bleeding, injury or damage to your bowels, or lost a loved one due to injuries caused during a procedure, consider seeking legal counsel to file a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit and recover damages for your condition. Other allegations made by plaintiffs pursuing claims include reports that the robot may inadvertently cauterize, cut, or burn otherwise healthy tissues in nearby parts of the body. This inadvertent cutting is sometimes caused because the electricity within the arm may jump around outside the area in which the surgeon is operating. Other patients have allegedly suffered from damage to their blood vessels, bowels, ureters, bladders, arteries, and vaginal cuffs.
The FDA reported that more than 500 adverse event reports have been submitted to the agency since January 2012 involving the da Vinci Surgical System. According to those who have allegedly been injured, Intuitive Surgical and the facilities using the robot were not entirely truthful about the potential dangers of the device. The robot sells for $2 million and, had patients been adequately informed of the risks, the hospital may have been unable to recoup that cost should the patients choose an alternative surgical method. If you feel as though you were unaware of the potential dangers of the da Vinci Surgical System and you sustained injuries during a procedure, you may be entitled to pursue a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit claim and seek compensation for your suffering.
Contact Us to Learn about Your Kansas da Vinci Robot Lawsuit
Have you or a loved one suffered bleeding, unnecessary burns, or other life-threatening complications during or after a da Vinci robot procedure? You may be eligible to file a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries. Attorney Group for Kansas can review your case at no cost and connect you with an affiliated attorney able to help you file a Kansas da Vinci robot lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your procedure and injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.