Our Firm continues to hear from patients who suffered serious, and in some cases, life-threatening complications, allegedly due to the da Vinci robot. We are not surprised that the number of da Vinci surgery lawsuits has continued to rise.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
As Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to investigate da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/) on behalf of individuals who allegedly sustained serious injuries in surgical procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System, the Firm notes that the number of such claims filed against Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has continued to rise. According to a report from Bloomberg.com, the company is now named in at least 50 da Vinci surgery lawsuits, all of which allege injuries in robotic surgeries.*
“Our Firm continues to hear from patients who suffered serious, and in some cases, life-threatening complications, allegedly due to the da Vinci robot. We are not surprised that the number of da Vinci surgery lawsuits has continued to rise,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free da Vinci surgery lawsuit evaluations to anyone who may have suffered serious injuries, including surgical burns, torn blood vessels, and organ perforations, in procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System.
Da Vinci Surgery Lawsuits
According to a regulatory filing Intuitive Surgical issued last week, the 50 da Vinci robot lawsuits pending against the company include one class action complaint filed on behalf of patients who were allegedly injured by the robotic surgery platform at a single Louisiana hospital. All of the claims allege that Intuitive Surgical failed to adequately disclose and/or misrepresented the potential risks and/or benefits of the da Vinci Surgical System. The filing also indicated that Intuitive has entered into tolling agreements in certain claims that delay the statute of limitations for three to six months, in order to “provide the parties and their legal counsel with additional time to evaluate the claims, and to explore whether the claims have merit and whether they can be resolved without litigation.”**
In June, NBC News reported that the agency had received more than 200 reports of da Vinci patients who suffered burns, cuts and infections since 2007, including 89 that involved patient death. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has also launched a survey of doctors who use the da Vinci, amid concerns about an increase in the number of robotic surgery complication reports involving the device.***
Robotic surgery patients who suffered serious injuries allegedly due to the da Vinci Surgical System may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury-related damages. Learn More about da Vinci surgical lawsuits at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
*bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-17/intuitive-s-profit-declines-on-lower-da-vinci-robot-sales.html, Bloomberg.com, October 17, 2013
**sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1035267/000103526713000040/isrg-2013930x10q.htm, Intuitive Surgical SEC Filing, October 18, 2013
***rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/14/18958967-robotic-surgery-is-high-tech-tour-de-force-but-is-it-safe, NBC News June 10, 2013
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