Hospital Invites Public to Try Robotic Surgery Devices, Amid Lawsuits
Last Saturday, shoppers at New Jersey’s Short Hills Mall got up close and personal with the emerging robotic surgery technology, when the Saint Barnabas Medical Center gave a live demonstration of the a popular robotic surgical system, on the lower level just outside of Macy’s. Interestingly, this comes right as the device’s manufacturer faces a barrage of lawsuits from patients who have suffered severe and often devastating side effects from the machine. Nadrich & Cohen LLP are currently assisting and offering counsel to victims, who are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation.
Robotic surgery is being touted by the manufacturers—and by a growing number of hospitals—as the next generation of minimally invasive surgery. The system is intended to improve visualization, precision, control and dexterity during surgery. The surgeon uses a computer to control every aspect of the operation, with full range of motion and 3D visualization. It all sounds great on paper, but unfortunately, the technology is far from fool proof, and many of the surgeons using the device lack the necessary experience to avoid complications.
At the recent mall demonstration, you can bet that no mention was made of the complications that have plagued robotic surgery recipients. These complications include tears, ruptures, infections, burns, tissue damage, and in at least case, even death. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. mall customers were able to practice using two machines, while doctors stood by and explained their basic functions.
In a perfect world, robotic surgery would be an ideal solution, and someday, perhaps the technology will provide a reliable means of saving lives. But the technology is still in its infancy, and the potential for human error is far from eradicated. Several lawsuits have already been filed by robotic surgery side effect victims and their families, and several more lawsuits are expected.
Have you or someone you love experienced complications from a robotic surgery, including burns, fissures, tears or organ damage? You may be entitled to compensation, but time is extremely limited and you must file quickly. The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen are defending patients who have experienced problems, and we are providing free consultations.
Give us a call at 1-800-718-4658 to discuss your case. Our qualified experts will work with you and inform you of your options. Don’t suffer in silence any longer. Call us today.