OUR FIRM'S MCCALLA ROBOTIC SURGERY CASE REPORTED BY BLOOMBERG NEWS
Written By: Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
One of our firm's robotics cases was recently discussed in a Bloomberg News article written by reporter Robert Langreth. Gilmore McCalla, the father of his deceased daughter, commenced a lawsuit filed by our firm alleging that the surgical robot caused her death, thirteen days after her surgery. Our lead trial counsel on the da Vinci robotic surgery cases, senior partner Paul D. Rheingold, has extensively discussed the litigation with Bloomberg News, as well as various private investment executives. Our firm alleges design flaws in the da Vinci robot, including un-insulated surgical arms and use of electrical current which can jump to healthy internal organs and tissues. Our McCalla wrongful death complaint was filed in New York Supreme Court and alleges that physicians are not properly trained to use the device, jeopardizing the lives of several patients.
The article centered on the robotic systems made by Intuitive Surgical Inc. which are linked to at least 70 deaths according to reports sent to U.S regulators and a review done by Bloomberg News. The common types of injuries reported are: burns, tears of the intestines, punctured blood vessels or ureters, severe injury to the bowels, vaginal cuff dehiscence, excessive bleeding, and in recent times, more cases of death are being reported. Reports sent to the Food and Drug Administration shows an increase in the robotic surgery injury reports where the deaths rose to 30 from 11 in 2009.
Our law firm is conducting national litigations involving defective devices and as stated by Bloomberg News, we are in the process of investigating other potential cases. Our firm also handles medical malpractice cases and faulty medical devices, such as Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System.
A link to the article can be found here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/robosurgery-suits-detail-injuries-as-death-reports-rise.html