Columbus OH (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading defective medical device injury law firm, and leading Ohio personal injury law firm, is investigating potential Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuits on behalf of individuals allegedly injured as a result of robotic surgery procedures involving the Da Vinci Surgical System. The Firm’s attorneys are now offering free Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuit consultations to individuals who suffered serious complications allegedly due to Da Vinci Robot procedures, including:
Additional surgeries have been needed to correct these robotic surgery injuries.
For more information on filing a Da Vinci Robotic Surgery lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com
The Da Vinci Surgical System, marketed by Intuitive Surgical, is a large, remote-controlled robot used to perform minimally-invasive surgeries, including hysterectomies, prostate removals, gall bladder removals, gastric bypass, and thyroid cancer surgery. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, the Da Vinci Robot is now used in more than 2,000 hospitals, but little data exists to show the robot offers patients any advantages over traditional surgery.
One study, published in 2009 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that prostate cancer patients who underwent minimally-invasive prostate removal, the majority of which now involve a robotic procedure, were more than twice as likely to experience incontinence or impotence 18 months after their operations compared to patients who had traditional surgery with an open incision. Success at controlling the cancer was about the same for both operations.
A study published in January 2012 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that women treated with the Da Vinci Robot for endometrial cancer had about the same complication rates as those who underwent traditional laparoscopy. However, Da Vinci procedures cost, on average, $1,300 more.
In August, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) refused a motion to consolidate all Da Vinci Robotic Surgery lawsuits pending in federal courts in a single jurisdiction for pretrial proceedings. Among other things, the Panel pointed to the minimal amount of actions then pending, and concluded that centralization was not warranted. At that time, only four Da Vinci Robotic Surgery lawsuits had been filed against Intuitive Surgical. However, StreetInsider.com recently reported that a total of nine lawsuits have now been filed on behalf of alleged victims of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery complications.
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