On a regular basis, we hear from individuals who allegedly sustained injuries after undergoing a surgical procedure aided by the da Vinci Surgical System.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 01, 2013
If you underwent a hysterectomy, prostatectomy or another type of robotic procedure aided by the da Vinci Surgical System, the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have launched a new website with the information you need to file a da Vinci robot lawsuit (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/). On the Firm’s new website, those seeking to take action against the makers of this remote-controlled surgery robot can learn about complications now associated with the device, as well as updates in the growing litigation of lawsuits filed against Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Since the da Vinci surgery robot’s U.S. approval in 2000, cut ureters, torn blood vessels, surgical burns and tears to arteries, bowel injuries and even death have been named in adverse event reports filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Despite these serious side effects, however, a Bloomberg report published in March indicates that the healthcare technology was used in almost 500,000 procedures during 2012.* Court documents indicate that the number of da Vinci robot lawsuits is continuing to grow as well.
“Our Firm’s new site will help anyone seeking to file a da Vinci robot lawsuit to be more informed about their legal rights. On a regular basis, we hear from individuals who allegedly sustained injuries after undergoing a surgical procedure aided by the da Vinci Surgical System,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to potential da Vinci lawsuit claimants.
Da Vinci Lawsuits
According to a report published this month by Bloomberg.com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a total of 3,697 complaints associated with the da Vinci were filed with the federal agency as of November 3, 2013.** Logged throughout the course of the year, this number represents a significant increase from 2012, when a total of 1,595 adverse event reports had been filed. **
Also in November, the FDA published the findings of a survey that detailed the robotic surgery experiences of 11 doctors in the U.S. Each surgeon involved in the research had performed between 70 and 600 procedures aided by the da Vinci Surgical System, at which time they reported the following patient complications: temporary nerve damage in the fingers, seromas in obese patients, peripheral loss of vision, bleeding from perforated bowels, urethral stricture/stenosis and reversible limb palsy.
Meanwhile, the litigation of da Vinci robot lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical is continuing to move forward. The company recently disclosed in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it had been named in at least 50 lawsuits alleging injuries caused by its principal product.According to cases filed in the U.S., Intuitive failed to warn doctors and patients about the potential for da Vinci robotic surgery complications to occur. ***
If you suffered perforated bowels, cut ureters, organ damage, surgical burns or another complication allegedly caused by the da Vinci Surgical System, you may be eligible to receive compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Learn more about how to speak with a da Vinci robot attorney when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s new website, or by calling our Firm directly at 800-511-5092.
*bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html; March 1, 2013
**bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-08/intuitive-surgical-robot-incident-reports-double-in-year.html; Bloomberg.com, November 11, 2013
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 11 consecutive years.
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