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Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuits are among the many types of lawsuits that Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the Da Vinci surgical robot, is currently facing due to allegations that patients have suffered severe, potentially life-threatening injuries after undergoing Da Vinci hysterectomies. Although the Da Vinci robot has been purported to be a technologically advanced surgical device that is precise, effective and minimally invasive, some women who have undergone Da Vinci hysterectomies have reportedly suffered from some serious complications.
Some of the most serious injuries that have been the basis of Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuits have included:
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence
- Damage to the organs surrounding the surgical site, including the bladder and the ureter
- Damage to the arteries and/or blood vessels surrounding the surgical site
- Burns and tears
- Internal and excessive bleeding
- Reopening of surgical incisions
- Life-threatening blood infections
- Severe inflammation of the abdominal lining
While some of these Da Vinci robot injuries have reportedly caused women to need multiple revision surgeries, in the worst cases, they have been fatal. Currently, the FDA is investigating the scope of Da Vinci surgical robot injuries. To date, it has received reports of more than 4,600 Da Vinci surgical robot injuries and more than 80 Da Vinci robot fatalities. [ http://www.citronresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Intuitive-Surgical-part-two-final.pdf ] In fact, since January 2012, the FDA has received reports of five patient deaths allegedly linked to Da Vinci robot complications.
[ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html ]
The defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP understand how physically, emotionally and financially devastating Da Vinci surgical robot injuries can be, and they are committed to ensuring that injured patients receive the justice they deserve. If you have sustained serious injuries after undergoing a Da Vinci robot hysterectomy, filing a Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuit could enable you to obtain monetary damages for your pain, suffering, and current and future medical needs. The defective medical device attorneys at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering free Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuit consultations. To learn more, please contact Alonso Krangle today.
Notable Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuits
Over the past several years, plaintiffs throughout the U.S. have been filing Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical. In one case, filed in March 2012, a young New York woman allegedly died from robot surgery complications after undergoing a Da Vinci hysterectomy in August 2010. According to the complaint, the robot allegedly burned an artery and her intestines, which led to her death two weeks later. This Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuit alleges that the woman’s injuries were the result of the device’s design flaws, including un-insulated surgical arms and the use of an electrical current that can jump to healthy organs and tissues. This is believed to be the first Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuit to allege design defects.
Another noteworthy Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuit was filed in May 2010 on behalf of a New Hampshire woman. This case alleges that both of the plaintiff’s ureters were severed during a robotic hysterectomy. According to the case, the surgeons’ lack of training with the device caused the plaintiff’s serious injuries.
Da Vinci Hysterectomy Lawsuits Allege Lack of Training for Surgeons
Among the various allegations charged in Da Vinci hysterectomy lawsuits is the current lack of training standards for surgeons operating on patients with these complex devices. In fact, many medical professionals have pointed out that there are currently no standards regarding how much training a surgeon is required to undergo before he is allowed to operate Da Vinci surgical robots.
While Intuitive Surgical offers Da Vinci surgical robot training that lasts up to four days (with training consisting of operating on cadavers), surgeons who are experienced at using these devices have alleged that it can take up to 700 surgeries on actual patients to become adept at operating Da Vinci surgical robots.
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More Information about Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuits
If you have sustained serious injuries after undergoing Da Vinci hysterectomy, you may be eligible to file a Da Vinci robotic hysterecomy lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the Da Vinci surgical robot. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us.