17 Jul Defective Medical Devices: An Overview of Da Vinci Robot Injuries
Although most of us trust that our physicians and surgeons are well trained and have our best interests in mind before they perform medical procedures on us, tragically, this is not always the case, and the use of defective medical devices in such procedures can result in serious injuries or even death. One recent and glaring example of such a defective medical device is the da Vinci surgical robot, which is a robotic device used in a growing number of hospitals to facilitate various surgical procedures, including prostatectomies, some heart surgeries and some gynecological procedures like hysterectomies. Manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci robot has been intended to make these surgeries minimally invasive to patients and, therefore, speed up their recovery time.
Despite such advantages in theory, however, in practice, the use of the da Vinci robot in hospitals nationwide has stirred up a huge controversy as many patients undergoing surgery with these robots have sustained severe and, in some cases, life-threatening injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Blood infections
- Excessive bleeding
- Burns to the arteries or organs surrounding the surgical site
- Punctures to the organs surrounding the surgical site.
In many cases, these da Vinci robot injuries have required patients to undergo additional surgeries and have left them with irreversible damage.
While some medical professionals have alleged that defects with the design of the da Vinci robot are to blame for patient injuries, others contend that Intuitive Surgical has failed to properly train surgeons how to use these devices – meaning that, in some cases, surgeons are operating on patients with da Vinci robots after only days of training (when industry experts have stated that it takes hundreds of surgeries with these robots to become proficient at using them).
Phoenix Defective Medical Device Lawyers
If you were injured after undergoing da Vinci robot surgery or after using any potentially defective medical device, the Phoenix defective medical device lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. We have extensive experience representing clients both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike.
Our attorneys will fight to protect our clients’ rights, ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.