Hysterectomies and the Robotic Surgery: Know the Facts

January 21st, 2013 Uncategorized
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Personal Injury Law Robot Surgery Attorneys

Before you commit to robotic surgery, you should know all the facts. Hysterectomies are currently the most frequent procedure performed by Intuitive’s daVinci Surgical robot. Patients contemplating robotic surgery are typically told that surgeries with the daVinci robot are safer, and result in a faster healing time after the procedure despite there being a lack of credible scientific evidence to substantiate this claim. In December three new and quite gruesome lawsuits were filed on behalf of defendants that had gynecological procedures. All three of these procedures ended in disastrous results for the patient.

Severe complications and even death have been linked to the use of the daVinci Robotic surgical system during routine hysterectomies and prostate removal. Some of the horrific injuries sustained by patients are ruptured intestines, burns and tears, cut ureter, needing additional repair surgeries and even pain during intercourse.

If you are facing a hysterectomy or prostate removal surgery, make sure you are well informed on the procedure and possible negative affects.  Speak with your doctor about all of your options. It is much easier to make an informed decision before your operation than live with the consequences of a new and potentially dangerous technology.

If you or a loved one has suffered severe or fatal injuries as a result of a botched surgery by the daVinci Surgical Robot, it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney.  Whether your surgical malpractice case is the result of inadequately trained physicians, or defective and poorly-tested medical equipment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering.

This is a guest blog post from our attorney friend Dr. François M. Blaudeau at badrobotsurgery.com


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