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Fort Pierce personal injury attorneys can assist you with a surgical robot injury cases

January 23, 2014

At The Law Offices of Gloria Seidule, we are seeking to assist clients in evaluating and pursuing claims involving a surgical robotic system, a robotic surgical assistant that has been in service for around a decade. This surgical equipment is used in a wide variety of procedures as an alternative to laparoscopic surgery, including:

  • Complete or partial hysterectomies
  • Kidney operations
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Urinary tract operations
  • Prostate removal
  • Obesity operations
  • Gynecological surgery

In the time period from January 2000 to August 2012, 174 injuries and 71 deaths in connection with this equipment were reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, this number is thought to be much higher in reality, as a report from Johns Hopkins concluded that these injuries were massively underreported.

Complications or errors related to a Surgical Robot System

Complaints against the manufacturer of this equipment generally allege that design flaws put the patient at risk of receiving the following injuries:

  • Burns resulting from un-insulated surgical arms
  • Electrical burns/damage from currents misdirected into healthy tissue and organs
  • Lacerations to the uterus
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Punctures to blood vessels and healthy organs
  • Tears in the intestinal system
  • Fatalities as a result of the defective equipment

Other complaints associated with the equipment allege that doctors are not given the proper training – but the manufacturer or the hospital – to effectively and safely utilize this equipment. Wherever the fault lies, Gloria Seidule and her team will actively investigate your claim in order to uncover any evidence that will support your case and bring the responsible party or parties to justice. Compensation we can fight for includes:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Wrongful death

Contact Gloria Seidule today for comprehensive legal guidance

If you, a family member or a friend, have experienced complications following a surgical procedure using a surgical robot system, please do not hesitate to contact us today to have your case evaluated. Should we uncover evidence to support your case, we will not only be able to actively pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, but your case will also serve to help make medicine and surgery a safer experience for other people.