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Wrongful Death From Robotic Surgery

Proven New York Robotic Surgery Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Have you lost a loved one due to their robotic-assisted surgery?

Several complications have been reported over the years by people who had a hysterectomy or other gynecological or urological surgery using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. The manufacturer of the device, Intuitive Surgery, Inc., advertises its product as safe. Having a near monopoly on the market, surgeons have no other choice other than to support the company. However, reports of bowel eviscerations, burning of the tissuesvaginal cuff dehiscence, and other robotic surgery injuries are fairly common. If serious enough, these injuries can even lead to death.

If you believe you have a claim, our firm is ready to listen. Call us at (212) 684-1880 today.

Causes of Wrongful Death

The da Vinci medical robot uses high-heat electricity to cut and cauterize tissues. Failure to carefully control the machine can result in damage to the tissue surrounding the surgery site. These injuries may go unnoticed until days after the surgery as well as when potentially fatal complications arise. In these instances, doctors may be held liable for the wrongful death of a patient due to careless operation of the robot.

In other instances, it may be more appropriate to file suit against the manufacturer under a product liability claim. When the arms of the surgical robot lack proper insulation, electricity can escape, causing burns and other injuries to the surrounding tissues.

Damages in wrongful death lawsuits in New York can address:

  • Medical expenses following the accident
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before death
  • Lost wages that would have been provided by the deceased
  • Lost care and guidance to surviving children
  • Lost inheritance to surviving children
  • Funeral expenses

These are just a few of the many damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death suit. At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP, our knowledgeable New York robotic surgery malpractice attorneys always thoroughly examine the circumstances of our clients and ensure that we effectively pursue maximum compensation on their behalf.

If your family has been affected by robotic surgery tragedy, our firm is ready to stand with you and aggressively pursue your claim. Request a free case evaluation now.