Da Vinci Surgical Robot

       The Foster Law Firm is pursuing Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuits on behalf of injured victims of the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.  The Da Vinci Surgical Robot is manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.  The Da Vinci Surgical Robot has been used in hysterectomies and prostate surgeries.  The Da Vinci robot is also being used in other procedures, including gastric bypass surgeries and thyroid cancer surgeries.  There are an increasing number of Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuits that involve Da Vinci Surgical Robots.  Some typical injuries include:

  • Wrongful Deaths
  • Peritonitis
  • Severe bowel injuries
  • Sepsis
  • Bleeding
  • Burning of nearby organs including the intestines
  • Punctured blood vessels, organs or arteries
  • Burns and tears in the large and small intestines
  • Surgical burns to arteries and organs

       The Da Vinci Surgical Robot is a large machine that is operated by a surgeon using remote controls.  The Da Vinci Surgical Robot is expensive.  but their high cost has not deterred hospitals from investing in this technology.  The Foster Law Firm is currently investigating whether Intuitive Surgical is engaging in improper marketing similar to that alleged against in Vaginal Mesh lawsuits.  The Foster Law Firm is also investigating whether Intuitive Surgical’s Da Vinci robot has design defects or manufacturing defects.

       The Foster Law Firm The firm offers free lawsuit consultations throughout the United States as well as many other countries for people that have been injured by the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.  There are strict time limits on these claims so any injured people should speak to an attorney before their rights are lost.

The da Vinci Surgical System is a remote-controlled robot manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgery, Inc. for use in various types of surgery throughout the United States.

Robotic Surgery Injury Lawyers

Robotic Surgery Lawsuit

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential cases for individuals who have experienced complications with the da Vinci Surgical Robot System.


Since it was approved in the United States in 2000, it has grown in popularity by providing promises of less invasive surgery with a smaller incision, which reduces recovery time and is supposed to provide the surgeon with a greater range of motion than the human hand. However, a number of individuals have experienced serious and life-threatening complications and problems from da Vinci robotic surgery.

At a cost between $1 million and $2.25 million, plus annual maintenance expenses of $140,000 per year and replacement parts for each procedure that range from $1500 to $2000, many surgeons are pushed to use the da Vinci surgical robot to help hospitals recover costs.

As a result of aggressive marketing, there is a belief within the medical community that hospitals are at a competitive disadvantage if they do not have a da Vinci robot for surgical procedures, even though there is an absence of reliable data demonstrating that it is better for patients.

Although some research has suggested that surgeons may require as many as 200 cases for some procedures before they become proficient with da Vinci robotic surgery, minimal and insufficient training is available for physicians. Research has suggested that while a surgeon is learning the new techniques of robotic surgery, many patients will experience outcomes that are inferior to what might otherwise have occurred with an experienced surgeon.

Lawsuits over the da Vinci robot allege that many physicians are not adequately trained or proctored on the proper use of the device, which may increase the risk of complications and injuries for patients.

In addition to training problems, design defects with the da Vinci surgical robot may be responsible for serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. In some cases, the monopolar energy used with the da Vinci system may cause injuries to surrounding parts of the body. The electrical current may also pass outside the surgical field as a result of potential problems with insulation for the arms, which may become worn or torn in places, without awareness of the surgeon.

Cuts, tears and burns may be suffered by nearby arteries or internal organs, which often go undetected for some time after surgery. These da Vinci robot injuries may result in severe complications days later, which require additional surgery, cause permanent injury or death.

da Vinci lawsuits allege that safer alternative designs were available, including other methods to cut, burn and cauterize tissue, such as bipolar energy and harmonic scalpel, which could reduce the risk of complications.


The Da Vinci robotic surgery lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have experienced surgical complications that may have been caused by problems with the da Vinci robot.

All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we receive no attorney fees unless a recovery is obtained through the lawsuit or case.

If you, a friend or family member experienced a serious injury or death that may have been caused by the da Vinci surgical robot system, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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