Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Sacks, Weston, & Petrelli is investigating a mass tort claim against Intuitive Surgical, Inc. related to the pain and suffering caused by potential defects in the da Vinci surgical robot.
According to the Chicago Tribune*, nearly a quarter of a million surgeries were performed using the da Vinci device last year. Many hospitals are expanding their use of the machine, making it likely that patients can be accidentally injured during a range of procedures, including:
- Prostate removal surgeries
- Gastric bypasses
- Gall bladder removals
- Thyroid cancer surgeries
Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits
Soon after its release, lawsuits against the da Vinci surgical robot began to surface. The Seattle Times investigation** revealed these Da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuits allege patients sustained serious and sometimes fatal injuries were reported, including uncontrolled bleeding, tearing or burning of the intestines, severed ureters, punctured bowels and vaginal cuff dehiscence in procedures involving the device. Typically, these cases alleged that the device’s manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc, did not properly train surgeons on the device prior to performing surgery, or that the doctor had made an error while performing the procedure. One wrongful death claim complaint (PDF), filed suit against Surgical Inc. (case number 2012-CA-004185-0) was filed by James E. Chronister, the husband of Lucette Chronister, who died on March 13, 2010, after suffering injuries during a robotic hysterectomy. Which claimed among other assertions that, “Intuitive Surgical failed to ward its users of the inherent dangers of using the De Vinci's design."
In the past few months, various lawsuits have been filed. Plaintiffs claim, among other things, there is a design defect in the da Vinci robot in which the arms of the device may not have proper insulation to stop the electrical current from damaging healthy tissue, causing the accidental burning, severing and tearing that initiated many of these malpractice suits.
If you are a patient or doctor who has been affected by the da Vinci surgical robot, we would like to speak with you about your eligibility for this case. For additional information, about filing a Da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit visit Sacks, Weston, & Petrelli, LLP’s website at http://www.sackswestonpetrelli.com/DaVinci-Surgical-Robot.php or call (215) 925-8200 today.
About Sacks, Weston, & Petrelli, LLP
For three decades Sacks, Weston, & Petrelli, LLP is a Philadelphia-based law firm has been representing the best interest of their clients in a wide range of legal issues, including those harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. Senior partner at the firm, Andrew Sacks, is one of the nation’s leading litigators who has obtained two verdicts in excess of $1 billion.
Our legal team has joined with several firms across the nation, representing clients who have been injured by the da Vinci surgical apparatus and doctors who have been accused of malpractice. They have gathered key witnesses with evidence indicating that Intuitive Surgical may have known about these design flaws and did not report them, putting patient lives at risk and surgeons’ careers on the line.
If you are a patient or doctor who has been affected by the da Vinci surgical robot, we would like to speak with you about your eligibility for this case.
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Philadelphia, PA 19103