Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit
Pittman Dutton & Hellums, P.C. is investigating potential surgical robot lawsuits and claims on behalf of folks who were injured following surgery in which the da Vinci surgical robot was used. These robots are manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and have been used in thousands of surgeries. They designed to give surgeons a way to perform abdominal surgeries without cutting open the body. The da Vinci robot was marketed as a less invasive and more precise way to perform surgery, causing less blood loss and producing a faster recovery time. Hospitals invested nearly $1 million dollars in the device and began advertising and using it for hysterectomies, prostate surgeries, gastric bypasses, thyroid surgeries, bladder surgeries, and other abdominal procedures.
There have been many lawsuits filed and claims made alleging:
- Tears and/or burns of the intestines
- Punctured blood vessels
- Cut ureters
- Severe bowel injuries
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence
- Excessive bleeding
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