Intuitive Surgical Inc., the makers of the DaVinci robot, are facing several lawsuits stemming from injuries sustained during surgical procedures performed by the robot. While Intuitive Surgical Inc. says they stand behind their product, at least 25 product liability lawsuits have been filed against the company in the past year, including one involving wrongful death and one in which a woman’s small bowel fell out of her vagina five weeks after undergoing a DaVinci robot hysterectomy.
A report issued by Citron Research found that the FDA’s adverse event database has over 4,500 complaints about the DaVinci robot, though not all of those regard product defects or safety concerns.
Understanding Your Rights
When you undergo any medical procedure, you have a right to assume that your treatment will be in line with industry standards and that the doctor or machine performing the procedure will uphold the rigorous safety and quality standards of the United States medical community. When you sustain an injury as a result of surgical error or mechanical failures, you have a right to hold the negligent party accountable and seek significant compensation. Your personal injury attorney will be able to investigate your claim, identify negligence, and fight for the justice you are due.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical product, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area today to schedule a free initial case evaluation.