Robotic Surgery Complications

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Robotic Surgery ComplicationsThe Robotic surgery lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen are actively investigating robotic surgery side effect claims in all 50 states.

We are investigating the increasing number of side effects occurring from robotic surgery. These Robotic surgical systems (RSS) occur when the surgeon sits at a site remote from the patient and directs the robotic arms to perform the actual surgery. These side effects include tears, burns, openings or ruptures of surrounding organs, infections and fistulas – all from the Robotic surgery process.

In the last five years, the number of robotic surgeries has grown immensely for minimally invasive gynecological, heart and prostate surgeries and other types of common procedures. To date, almost 1 million people were operated on using robotic systems, 350,000 in 2011 alone.

The purpose of the surgical device is to minimize the risk of side effects by utilizing robotic surgical procedures which are supposed to cause a smaller incision, be more precise and result in less pain with shorter hospital stays.

We believe the side effects are due to the lack of the correct focus of the Mono-Polar energy which is used by the Robotic device to cut through and cauterize the tissue at the surgery site. We believe the electrical current from the robotic can spark to cause serious injuries surrounding the surgical location.

We believe there may be an additional problem of inadequate surgical training for the surgeons performing the robotic procedures. Medical professionals have indicated it could take at least 200 and up to 700 robotic – assisted surgeries for a surgeon to become highly proficient.

Please contact one of our intake specialists at 1-800-718-4658, if you or your loved one suffered side effects or complications from a robotic surgical procedure. Since we are contingency lawyers, there is never a charge to you unless we first obtain a recovery.

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February 20th, 2014.

Federal Drug Administration recalls certain Da Vinci Robotic System Devices.

“The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced a recall of certain mechanical arms of some Da Vinci robotic surgery devices. Unfortunately, these arms may not always operate as expected during a surgical procedure which can result in serious side effects.

The recall is specifically aimed at the instrument arm used on the Da Vinci S, SI and SI-E Surgical Systems.

It is a Class II Recall.

The basis of the recall is that the FDA believes the defect may cause “temporary or medically reversible” problems with the devise.

Thus far the FDA believes these Da Vinci robotic arms should be replaced. What happens is that friction within the instrument arms can cause a complication heading to the seasoning or impairing the lack of the robotic arms movement. They could become sticky or stop altogether. Surgeons operating these systems can feel this resistance in the knobs and their controls.

Imprecise cuts into the patients body are feared due to the problem.

This recall adds to our legal team’s belief that the Da Vinci device has been brought to market and used on patients despite inadequate training of surgeons to use the device as well as design defect issues which result in the instruments developing a small breakeage in the shaft which creates monopolar electrical energy to leak into the patient’s body during the surgery. The result is that serious burns can occur inside the body.

Our law firm has over 100 Da Vinci robotic side effect cases throughout the country.

If you or your loved one has been injured following a robotic procedure complication please contact one of our robotic injury specialists at 1-800-718-4658 or please complete the case evaluation form on the right.

We will respond to you within 24 hours.



February 28th, 2013.

The FDA announced on February 28th, 2013 that it is conducting a review of surgeons at certain hospitals for them to list any surgical side effects or complications which may have occurred as a result of the use of the robotic surgery systems.

Robotic surgery has generated an excess of $2.2 billion in annual revenue for certain corporations.

The United States Food And Drug Administration is seeking to investigate whether the adverse incident reports received by the agency are connected to either the robotic surgery mechanism itself.

The FDA plans to send questionnaires to hospitals as a survey to members of its medical product safety network.

Reported complications include damage to ureters and bowels as well as instances when the instruments break off and fall into the patient. There have also been reports and we have many clients with side effects including burns to adjacent organs and vessels and damage to bladders, urethra and bowels.

If you or a loved one suffered a side effect during the roboitic surgery procedure please contact us at 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation.

Our National Robotic Surgery group has over 1,000 cases of side effect victims that we either represent or are currently investigating against the manufacturers of the robotic surgery device.


Remember, there are time deadlines in which to pursue your claim for compensation.

If you or a family member has any questions, please contact us at 1-800-718-4658. You can also complete the free confidential case evaluation form on the right. An intake specialist will respond to you immediately.