New York, New York (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuitclaims.com) involving the da Vinci Surgical System continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study that identifies risk factors for certain robotic surgery complications that could occur during robot-assisted prostatectomy. The research looked at 6,442 men who underwent such procedures at a single hospital and reported a 0.046% rate of ureteral injury. According to the study, which was published last month in the Journal of Endourology, prior infections, abdominal surgery, radiation treatment, enlarged prostates, and prior transurethral resection of the prostate are risk factors for these types of robotic surgery complications. The study authors concluded that the identification of high-risk patients could be key to preventing these types of injuries.*
“This study is of great interest to our Firm, as we have heard from a number of individuals who suffered similar robotic surgery complications, allegedly due to the da Vinci surgical System,” 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 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 Robot Lawsuits
According to Bernstein Liebhard LLP, the publication of this study comes amid increased concerns regarding the safety of the da Vinci Surgical System. Earlier this week, a da Vinci robot recall was announced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), after it was determined that some instrument arms used with the system could stall during surgical procedures. The FDA designated the recall as Class II, which indicates the devices in question could cause temporary or medically reversible health problems. According to a posting on the FDA website, the affected instruments have not been removed from the market, but are being inspected by Intuitive Surgical Inc. for possible repair and replacement.
According to a recent report from Bloomberg.com, at least 50 da Vinci robot lawsuits have been filed by individuals who allegedly suffered serious, and in some cases fatal injuries allegedly due to the device. At the same time, the article noted that reports of robotic surgery complications to the FDA, some of which involved patient injuries, more than doubled over the past year.**
Victims of robotic surgery complications allegedly associated with the da Vinci robot may be entitled to compensation for their injury related damages. To learn more about the types of injuries that can potentially occur during a da Vinci prostatectomy, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free da Vinci lawsuit review, please call 800-511-5092.
**bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-08/intuitive-surgical-robot-incident-reports-double-in-year.html, Bloomberg.com, November 9, 2013
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