Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery and Defective Product Lawyers

We all know that when we have a surgical procedure that there are risks involved. We rely on the doctors, surgeons and manufacturers of products and procedures to inform us about the safety and possible risks of the procedure we will be having. Unfortunately, sometimes manufacturers are aware of these risks but fail to warn doctors and patients about potential dangers until a problem arises. If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries or even died after having Da Vinci robotic surgery, it is important that you contact a Tennessee defective product and Da Vinci robotic surgery lawyer right away. They will review your case and work for you to get you the compensation you need for your suffering.

What have been some of the problems with the Da Vinci robot surgeries?

Even though the da Vinci robotic surgeries have been popular there have been complaints claiming that there are problems in the way the robot was made such as poorly insulated arms and electrical currents that can go off course and lead to injuries in healthy tissue. Some of the most common reported problems with the Da Vinci robotic surgeries include but are not limited to:

  • Burns
  • Uterus tears or cuts
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Injuries to organs and vessels
  • Intestinal injuries
  • Death
Why is Da Vinci robotic surgery performed?

The Da Vinci surgical robotic which is produced by Intuitive Surgery, is another surgical option besides laparoscopic surgery and has become more popular after the Food and Drug Administration approved it in 2000, because the robot is not as invasive and can perform surgeries such as urologic, laparoscopic, gynecological and non-cardio theracoscopic procedures. Some of the conditions in which robotic surgery was used instead of laparoscopic are:

  • Kidney Problems
  • Full or partial hysterectomies
  • Removal of the Prostate
  • Severe intrauterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis problems
  • Cancers of Throat or Kidney
  • Help with obesity

The Intuitive Surgery manufacturers has convinced many doctors and surgeons that the robotic surgery is just as safe as laparoscopic surgery and it can decrease the amount of recovery time. However, at this time there is no evidence supporting that da Vinci robotic surgery is more safe or better than other surgical procedures. There have however, been indications that its risks are greater than its benefits.

How can a Da Vinci Robotic Surgery and Defective Product Lawyer help me?

The Intuitive Surgery Company still stands behind their claims that the risks involved with the Da Vinci robotic surgery are the same as risks associated with laparoscopic procedures and the only action they have taken to correct the problem is send tips to doctors and surgeons about the device. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or death after having a Da Vinci robotic surgery, then it is strongly advised that you contact a knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee Da Vinci robotic surgery and defective product lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will hear your case and work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to and the company responsible is held accountable for their actions.

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