The da Vinci surgical system has been used on more than 3 million patients worldwide. It is meant to be a minimally invasive surgery because the robotic technology is able to operate through small incisions.
The technology is able to mimic a surgeon’s hand movements using a 3D high-definition vision system. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical system, claims that your surgeon is 100 percent in control of the system at all times.
Unfortunately, despite these claims, many patients have suffered serious injuries — or even death — after the da Vinci system malfunctioned during their surgeries. In fact, thousands of mishaps involving the da Vinci system have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with many of these mishaps resulting in serious injury to patients.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a da Vinci surgical system malfunction, contact the personal injury attorneys at Brayton Purcell today. We offer FREE consultations, so you have nothing to lose.
Long History Of Da Vinci Surgical System Malfunctions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks reports of injuries associated with the da Vinci surgical system. These reports include various mechanical problems that have occurred during surgeries, including malfunctioning arms, control freezes, and electrical problems, just to name a few.
There were also cases where the malfunction was severe enough that the system had to be restarted or surgeons had to rely on hands-on procedures. These malfunctions have led to serious injury for many and death for others. Injuries associated with da Vinci malfunctions include:
- Serious harm/injury to organs
- Internal scarring
- Internal bleeding
Our Attorneys Could Help Victims Of The Da Vinci Surgical System Seek Justice
While there is no way to prevent injuries that have already occurred, victims of the da Vinci surgical system may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil suit. To learn more about your legal options, including a possible da Vinci robotic surgery lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Brayton Purcell today. You have rights, and we can help enforce them. With offices in California and throughout the country, our da Vinci surgical system lawyers represent clients throughout the U.S.