Is the da Vinci Surgical Robot Safe?

by Staff | February 18th, 2015

The da Vinci surgical robot came onto the market in 2000 as a device that would be capable of reducing surgical recovery times by performing less invasive procedures. Fifteen years later there still seems to be no consistent answer as to whether the device is safe for use.

While more and more hospitals are purchasing the $2 million machine that’s manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, that doesn’t necessarily mean the surgeons who are using it have the training and experience necessary to perform procedures using the device. In fact, a recent report discussed how many patients have filed da Vinci surgical robot lawsuits after they were harmed during a procedure utilizing the machine.

The Healthline report went on to say the best way for patients to protect themselves from being harmed while undergoing surgery using the da Vinci system is to ensure your surgeon has plenty of practice and experience using the device in the operating room.

It’s important to remember there is no way to prevent all surgical errors that happen while using the da Vinci system. That’s why the defective medical device attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind you that help is available if you’ve been harmed during a procedure using the da Vinci surgical robot. Our firm is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights.

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