Rottenstein Law Group Expresses Concern Over Study Results Showing Increased Use of Robot-Assisted Surgery

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A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association of the use of surgical robot technology like the da Vinci to assist in hysterectomies found that their use increased significantly between 2007 and 2010, from 0.5 percent to 9.5 percent.

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We’ve spoken with patients who have endured serious alleged side effects, including lacerations and the burning of internal organs.

A recent study* by the Journal of the American Medical Association of the use of surgical robot technology like the da Vinci to assist in hysterectomies found that their use increased significantly between 2007 and 2010, from 0.5 percent to 9.5 percent. The Rottenstein Law Group reacts with concern to this news, based on its experience with da Vinci lawsuits. The firm maintains an informational website on the lawsuits at http://www.rotlaw.com/da-vinci-surgical-system.

“We’ve spoken with patients who have endured serious alleged side effects, including lacerations and the burning of internal organs,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group.

Training and other issues have played a role in making the da Vinci the subject of major lawsuits, including a March 2012 suit involving a Bronx woman who died after receiving a hysterectomy via the da Vinci (case No. 1:2012-cv-02597 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York), Rottenstein said. Surgeons in hospitals across the country have performed more than 250,000 hysterectomies and prostate removal surgeries using the device, according to the Chicago Tribune.*** In 2012, the da Vinci generated more than $2 billion in revenue for manufacturer Intuitive Surgical Inc., according to Bloomberg.****

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients who believe they have been harmed by the da Vinci robotic surgical system, encourages people to visit the firm’s da Vinci Surgical System Legal Information Center to download a free brochure to help them determine if they have a case.

*jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1653522

**abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8548618

***articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-25/news/ct-met-robot-20120225_1_robot-assisted-intuitive-surgical-prostate-removal-surgeries

****bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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