The personal injury lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP are accepting clients who have suffered tears and other serious injuries from the da Vinci surgical system. Our firm will consider filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of these robots for failing to properly train surgeons on using the device, design flaws, and other product liability allegations.
Types of Tear Injuries
The most common tear injuries associated with the use of these robots include:
- Intestinal tears
- Urethral tears
- Uterine tears
- Blood vessel tears
- Bowel evisceration
Often, these tears go unnoticed at the time of the surgery. As a result, many patients will suffer infections or other complications during recovery that require medical intervention and possibly additional surgery to correct the issue. Some patients may suffer long-term complications from the tears.
What Causes Tear Injuries?
If not controlled properly, the robotic arms of the da Vinci can nick healthy organs and pull on blood vessels and other tissues, causing them to tear. The surgeon is responsible for controlling the robot and may be held liable for failure to control the robot. In other instances, however, if the doctor did not receive proper training or if the doctor was prematurely certified, the manufacturer may be held liable.
Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our firm has been representing clients in New York and nationwide for more than 30 years. We are recognized as leaders in personal injury, medical practice and product liability claims. We welcome your inquiry about your robotic surgery case in the hopes we may be able to help you pursue legal justice.
Contact Our Attorneys for a Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one suffered intestinal tears, urethral tears or other injuries from a robotic-assisted surgery, please contact our law firm in New York City online or by telephone at 888-335-9457. We offer free consultations and accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
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