Robotic Surgery Malpractice Attorneys: Robotic surgery has grown more common across a range of procedures, although a lack of randomized trials of sufficient size draws into question some claims of enhanced efficacy. During robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon mans an enormous console outside of the direct surgical area, and the robot performs the procedure based on their prompts. Promoted as highly accurate and minimally invasive, computer-assisted surgery is common in the following areas.
- Prostate cancer surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Gall bladder removals
- Heart valve surgery
- Other soft-tissue operations
Risks and Other Common Injuries:
With rising demand among hospitals and surgeons, JP Morgan Chase & Co. reported in 2013 that half of surgeons plan to add use of robotic systems within two years. More than 2,000 da Vinci robotic systems were sold in the last decade alone – and now face the need for inspection in light of the recall. As such, it is critical that patients fully understand the risks, which may not always be comprehensively explained.
Adverse events linked to surgical robots increased 34% between 2011 and 2012, from improperly mounted surgical arms to surgeon error. The FDA also acknowledges that robosurgery-related deaths and injuries are going underreported, which means the number of individuals suffering as a result of injury or the loss of a loved one may be much higher.
If you received a computer-assisted misdiagnosis and are suffering as a result, the NJ Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Gill & Chamas can help. Failure to properly diagnose problems can have serious consequences – especially in cases of breast and other kinds of fast-moving cancer, where lost time can impact one’s chances for survival. In cases like these, you and your family may be entitled to legal compensation for the pain and suffering that can result.
Gill and Chamas is centrally located in Woodbridge and Howell New Jersey. If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our medical malpractice firm today (732) 324-7600.