Thursday, March 14, 2013 - The Onder Law Firm‘s attorneys handling medical device and pharmaceutical injury claims are currently investigating cases of injury and death resulting from a da Vinci Surgical System robot surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., has been the subject of multiple robotic surgery injury lawsuits (Superior Court of Washington, No. 09-2-03136-5; United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Case 7:12-cv-01082-LSC). The Intuitive Surgical da Vinci surgery robot is used to perform laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomy and prostate surgery, during which an untold number of people may have experienced severe complications. The robotic surgery injury attorneys at The Onder Law Firm are evaluating cases in which complications were severe enough to require use of traditional surgery to complete the procedure or even one or more subsequent surgeries to correct the problem it may have caused.
Surgery robots, which are robotic devices with multiple arms controlled by a surgeon, are growing rapidly in use. A Los Angeles Times article in 2011 (articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/17/health/la-he-robotic-surgery-20111017) reported that the da Vinci surgery robot is in 2,000 hospitals. The article questioned the benefits of surgery robots over laparoscopic surgery for the patient, citing a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Da Vinci surgery robot lawsuits are alleging that a number of foreseeable and preventable factors caused complications resulting in severe injury, even ultimately death in some cases. These factors include inadequate training and experience using the da Vinci surgery robot of the surgeons performing these procedures, the company‘s over-marketing of the benefits of the da Vinci surgery robot and minimizing its risks on direct to consumer marketing and literature provided to hospitals to give to patients. Additionally, some da Vinci robot injury lawsuits have pointed to a defective design that may have directly led to the problem in that surgery.
The Onder Law Firm is a prominent national law firm with a distinguished record of representing the rights of persons who‘ve suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one due to a manufacturer‘s dangerous or defective product. All da Vinci lawsuits will be handled by the firm on a contingency fee basis, without any costs unless they collect for their client and all da Vinci injury consultations will be without cost and with no further obligation. The firm welcomes inquiries from other attorneys and law firms as referrals or working as co-counsel.