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Lawyers Handling Claims Involving da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System was introduced in 1999 by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., which is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  The company developed the da Vinci system using licenses on various technologies created earlier by other institutions.  According to Intuitive, the device is intended for use in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  The predecessor prototype of the da Vinci system was developed in the late 1980s at the Stanford Research Institute.  The work was funded by the U.S. Army, which wanted an advanced means of performing surgery remotely.

In 2000, the da Vinci system was approved by the federal Food And Drug Administration (FDA) for use in general laparoscopic surgeries.  Later, the FDA approved the system for use in an array of other surgical procedures.

According to the company’s website, by September 2012, more than 2,400 da Vinci systems were present in nearly 2,000 hospitals throughout the world.

In a 2011 article that appeared in The Los Angeles Times, it was reported that use of the da Vinci Robotic System quadrupled during the period 2007 to 2011.


Complications from Robotic Surgery

A number of lawsuits are pending against Intuitive Surgical alleging serious injuries and death have resulted from robotic surgeries.  They include:

  • Surgical tears and burns to nearby tissue and blood vessels.  These are often not detected during surgery
  • Punctured blood vessel
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Serious injuries to the bowel
  • Vaginal injuries
  • Death

Some of these injuries may result in severe complications and may require additional surgery.

As with any surgery, if you were a robotic surgery patient, you are urged to have regular post-op follow up visits with your physician.  If you experience unusual or excessive pain or bleeding, contact your surgeon immediately.   


Particular Medical Complications For Which You May Need Our Help

Hysterectomy Patients Who Experienced:

  • Ureteral Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Vascular Injury
  • Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence
  • Bladder Injury
  • Large Pelvic Abscess Requiring Drainage and Re-Hospitalization
  • Death

Prostatectomy Patients With:

  • Bowel Injury
  • Vascular Injury Requiring Re-Hospitalization
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What You Should Do

Your Health

If you have suffered complications following a surgery and you are concerned about your health, promptly consult your surgeon for an evaluation.

Your Legal Rights

If you have been injured as a result of a surgery performed with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, you may be entitled to compensation.  You should act immediately to contact an attorney experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.
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Our Lawyers Can Help

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is handling legal claims on behalf of those harmed as a result of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We represent patients throughout the United States.  We can help you, too, wherever you live.  We are paid only if we win your case, and you collect.

For free answers to your questions about the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-8888 or complete this online contact form.

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