Over the past 50 years, medical technology has advanced at an incredible rate. The methods and techniques used in today’s hospitals would astonish physicians and surgeons from the 1960s. However, with new technology comes great responsibility. It’s imperative that manufacturers ensure their latest innovations are safe to use before they hit the market. Failing to do so puts lives in danger.
The da Vinci surgical robot is an advanced surgical tool designed to make surgical procedures faster and more precise. It enables surgeons to perform complex laparoscopic procedures remotely, such as hysterectomies and prostate removals, without ever touching the patient with human hands. The technology has been hailed as one of the biggest medical breakthroughs of the 21st century. However, not everyone is convinced.
da Vinci surgical procedures have come under scrutiny recently after a number of surgical complications resulted from their use. Although the da Vinci robot enables more precise maneuvering, the lack of tactile feedback makes it easier to severe arteries, nerves, or organs while performing surgery.
If you or someone you love suffered surgical complications during a procedure performed by a da Vinci surgical robot, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call our defective medical device attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll investigate the true cause of your injuries and fight to get you maximum compensation.