Doctors are giving cancer patients hope that da Vinci operations will reduce scars and recovery times. What they often don't tell their patients is that the risks of surgical burns and damage to vital organs are high.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 27, 2013
The personal injury lawyers, Page Bradley, are now reviewing claims related to surgical complications allegedly caused by the da Vinci Surgical System. The firm is providing free legal consultations for patients and their families regarding life-threatening injuries and deaths that may be connected to Intuitive Surgical’s robotic equipment. Financial compensation is being sought.
Some patients who have undergone hysterectomies, prostate cancer surgery, thyroid cancer surgery, and other procedures performed using the da Vinci robot, have alleged subsequent damage to healthy organs and blood vessels. They claimed that the damages they (or their loved ones) suffered ranged from internal bleeding to surgical tears to serious burns—and even to death.*
According to CNBC.com and Bloomberg.com reports, some of these surgical injuries may have been caused by incidental contact of the device with other body parts, while others were assertedly caused by insufficient training.** Indeed, one surgeon who has used the robot has said that it takes much more than the number of procedures offered in training before doctors can feel comfortable using the robotic technology.***
Page Bradley encourages anyone who believes he or she has allegedly suffered a complication resulting from robotic surgery to call for a free consultation. Page Bradley can be reached by calling 1-800-MED-LAWS (1-800-633-5297).
There have been claims that the da Vinci Surgical System, which made its debut in the medical community in 2000, has purportedly been at the root of more than 85 surgery-related deaths and at least 245 injuries since 2000. These numbers are documented in the Food and Drug Administration's MAUDE database.**** According to reports, some of the procedures were performed on cancer patients by doctors using the robotic equipment when standard operations with fewer risks of complications would arguably have been sufficient. The allure of smaller incisions and quicker recuperation time may have led many cancer patients to opt for robotic surgery.*****
"Doctors are giving cancer patients hope that da Vinci operations will reduce scars and recovery times," maintained Ryan Bradley, one of the co-founders of Page Bradley. "What they may not often tell their patients is that investigations have shown that the risks of surgical burns and damage to vital organs are high."
After more than 4,600 reports were filed citing medical complications that are claimed to have resulted from the da Vinci robot, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched an investigation into the safety of the da Vinci Surgical System.******
The personal injury lawyers at Page Bradley have assembled a team of professionals to review potential claims against Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the allegedly defective da Vinci Surgical System.
About Page Bradley, LLC:
Page Bradley is a St. Louis, Missouri based personal injury law firm with an extensive history of record breaking results. The firm specializes in cases in which injury victims are suffering as a result of the carelessness and negligence of companies and individuals. Lead by seasoned trial attorneys, John Page and Ryan Bradley, the firm continues to help those injured by bad medical devices, bad medications, and other select injury cases. The firm is currently reviewing cases on a nationwide basis. Call Page Bradley at 1-800-MED-LAWS (1-800-633-5297) for a free consultation for you or a family member today.
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