Posted: December 1, 2013

Robotic surgery is on a dramatic upswing in hospitals throughout the United States, but so are serious injuries associated with operations using robots, namely da Vinci system robots. Robot surgery lawsuits have been the result in a mounting number of cases, with the civil actions citing inadequately trained doctors who are being pressured to use the expensive medical devices, for which hospitals lay out between $1.5 million and $2.5 million per machine. The FDA has received reports of thousands of injuries involving robotic surgeries, including 71 deaths between 2000 and 2012. And that, according to one report, is only “the tip of the iceberg” since many or most injuries go unreported. Among the injuries: internal burns, nerve damage and tears and punctures of internal organs, intestines and blood vessels. Robots are commonly used in operations involving gynecological procedures and hysterectomiesgall bladder removals, heart valve placements and prostate cancer treatment. Learn how you can get more information about robotic surgery errors for a possible lawsuit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or nationwide.