“The injuries alleged by the Da Vinci robot lawsuits cited in the report are truly horrific. The suggestion that Intuitive may have failed to disclose the robot’s true risks is equally disturbing.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
Da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs around the country who allege use of the machine in hysterectomies and other procedures led to serious injuries, including surgical burns and tissue damage, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a report issued by Citron Research on December 19, 2012, Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the Da Vinci robot, has been named in nine such claims, including three that involved hysterectomies. Two of the lawsuits detailed by the Citron report are wrongful death claims. *
All of the Da Vinci Robot lawsuits cited in the Citron report accuse Intuitive of failing to disclose accurately the risks associated with use of the device. The report also points out that Intuitive has faced peer criticism over the robot, including recent studies that highlight the gap between its marketing materials' claims and full scientific disclosure of the true risks and differentials in medical outcomes.
“The injuries alleged by the Da Vinci robot lawsuits cited in the report are truly horrific. The suggestion that Intuitive may have failed to disclose the robot’s true risks is equally disturbing,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to individuals who suffered serious complications following Da Vinci robot procedures.
The Da Vinci Surgery Robot
Approved for sale in the U.S. in 2000, the Da Vinci Surgery System is used in a wide range of laparoscopic surgeries, including hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, prostate removal, heart surgeries, and thyroid procedures. The device allows a surgeon to view a virtual reality representation of a patient’s internal organs, and perform surgery via the manipulation of hand and foot controls that remotely maneuver the machine’s four metal arms.
According to a recent Seattle Times investigation, the Da Vinci Surgery Robot has been enthusiastically adopted by hospitals seeking to increase market share. In the article, critics of the technology raised concerns that the Da Vinci Robot is being overused, without any evidence that it provides patients with additional benefits over traditional laparoscopy.**
Patients who suffered surgical burns, organ damage, or other serious injuries allegedly due to the Da Vinci Surgical System may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a Da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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