Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Judge’s Ruling Allowing Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit to Go Forward

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The Firm is currently investigating legal claims on behalf of individuals who suffered alleged da Vinci robotic surgery complications, including organ perforations, lacerations, blood vessel tears, and surgical burns.

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We will be monitoring this trial very closely, as we have heard from numerous individuals who allegedly suffered serious da Vinci robotic surgery complications.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a judge in Washington state has ruled that a da Vinci robot lawsuit will go forward, rejecting Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s motion to dismiss the claim. According to Bloomberg.com, the wrongful death lawsuit seeks damages for “harm allegedly caused by the improper marketing of the da Vinci Surgical System.” Among other things, the da Vinci surgical robot lawsuit claims Intuitive marketed the da Vinci Surgical System to doctors without providing adequate training. The lawsuit is set for trial on April 15th in Port Orchard, Washington, Bloomberg.com said.* (Estate of Fred E. Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, 09-2-03136-5, Superior Court, State of Washington, Kitsap County)

“We will be monitoring this trial very closely, as we have heard from numerous individuals who allegedly suffered serious da Vinci robotic surgery complications. Although Intuitive Surgical challenges any suggestion that they engaged in inadequate surgeon training and improper certification, training issues are obviously an important element in this case,” 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 allegedly suffered serious da Vinci surgery complications in minimally-invasive procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System.

Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuit Allegations
According to Bloomberg.com, the Washington lawsuit involves a man who allegedly suffered significant complications in a da Vinci prostatectomy, including kidney failure, brain damage, permanent incontinence, and a 1-inch tear in his rectum. His family claims his later death from heart failure was also the result of da Vinci robotic surgery complications. Among other things, their lawsuit accuses Intuitive of failing to properly train doctors on the da Vinci robot, and recommending that they perform unsupervised surgeries too quickly.

Court documents indicate the complaint is just one of about a dozen da Vinci surgery robot lawsuits currently pending against Intuitive Surgical. On February 19th, Intuitive filed a petition with the U .S. District Court, Northern District of California seeking coordination of 11 state and federal da Vinci robot lawsuits before a single judge. (Cook v. Intuitive Surgical Inc., No. 12-6363 (N.D. Calif.)) According to a notice entered by Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles III of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana on March 14th, the company has agreed to settle one claim filed by a woman who allegedly suffered da Vinci robotic surgery complications during a thyroid procedure. (Silvestrini v. Intuitive Surgical Systems Inc., No. 11-2704 (E.D. La.)

Victims of alleged da Vinci robotic surgery complications may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A wealth of information regarding da Vinci surgery robot lawsuits is available at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, please call (877) 779-1414.


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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 10 consecutive years.

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