Since its release in 2000, the Da Vinci robotic surgical system has been a popular surgery choice. However, the system has come under fire in recent years due to various issues. As of 2020, more than 3,400 lawsuits have been filed against Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the Da Vinci system. Our Miami robotic surgery attorneys take a closer look at the lawsuits that have been filed and what they allege.
The lawsuits allege that Intuitive Surgical Inc. knew about the defects and dangers of the Da Vinci but failed to warn patients and doctors about these issues. The defendants claim that Intuitive Surgical Inc. hid information regarding the system’s safety risks from its users. One such risk is burning injuries due to high levels of electrical current passing through the system. Other issues include severe problems with robotic arms and hands and software errors leading to surgery complications.
The lawsuits also claim that Intuitive Surgical Inc. failed to train surgeons properly on using the Da Vinci system and did not provide adequate customer support when something went wrong. In addition, Intuitive Surgical Inc. is accused of promoting the system for uses that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The lawsuits seek damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, punitive damages, and other losses. Some cases have already been settled out of court, while others are still pending. It remains to be seen whether any of these claims will be successful. Nevertheless, serious issues with the Da Vinci system could put patients at risk. As such, it is crucial for all potential users to be aware of the risks involved with this technology before undergoing robotic surgery.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by the Da Vinci robotic surgical system, Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. can help. Our experienced attorneys will review your case and determine your best course of action. We understand that this is a challenging time for you,, and we are here to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Let Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. be your advocate during this difficult time.
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