What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic device used to assist surgeons in performing many different types of surgeries. The device is operated by a surgeon who controls the four robotic arms from a computerized terminal. According to Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the manufacturer of da Vinci, the device helps surgeons perform complex procedures they could not without its assistance. Moreover, the manufacturer claims that patients who had surgery performed with the da Vinci robot will experience fewer complications, spend less time in the hospital, and recuperate more quickly.
What are some injuries associated with da Vinci?
A patient who undergoes a surgical procedure utilizing a da Vinci robot is at risk of experiencing injuries that could include:
- Excessive internal bleeding
- Laceration of internal organs
- Nerve damage
- Burning of internal organs or blood vessels
How do I find out if my nerve damage was caused by the da Vinci surgical robot?
This is a question that your doctor can answer best.
How do I know if I am eligible to file a da Vinci robot lawsuit?
If you, or an immediate family member has undergone surgery performed with a da Vinci robot, and experienced a post-surgical internal injury, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit. You should consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not you have grounds to sue the manufacturer for compensation for your injuries.
If I file a da Vinci lawsuit, will I have to wait years for a trial, or can I settle out-of-court?
Depending upon the severity of injuries, and the amount of compensation sought, the lawsuit could go either way. Your personal injury attorney will know best how to proceed.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation depends upon the severity of the injuries, the amount of out-of-pocket medical expenses, and the impact of those factors on the plaintiff’s life. If a plaintiff is unable to earn a living as a result of suffering a da Vinci surgical injury, compensation could be higher. Each claim is different, and there is no way to predict how much compensation to expect.
Have there been any da Vinci settlements?
To date, there has been one da Vinci settlement for an undisclosed amount of compensation. That will most likely change as more da Vinci lawsuits are filed.
The Rottenstein Law Group is Currently Evaluating da Vinci Robot Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have been injured during a surgical procedure that utilized the da Vinci robotic system, you have rights as a consumer.
The Rottenstein Law Group is a national personal injury law firm that specializes in advocating for individuals who have been injured by dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices. If you feel you have cause to sue Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the manufacturer of da Vinci, our lawyers can help you determine if you have cause to do so.
We are currently offering no-cost evaluations of da Vinci robot injury lawsuits. Please fill out the confidential contact form on this page, or call 1-877-487-0880 now, to speak to one of our representatives.