DaVinci Robot: Medical Marvel or Tragic Tool in Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases

Preparing to have major surgery can be an overwhelming decision. Surgical options, insurance questions, and so many other concerns must compete against the sense of urgency or necessity surrounding the surgery itself.

One such surgical option that has grown in popularity is robotic-assisted surgery. The robot is commonly known as da Vinci. The problem is, these medical technological marvels have the potential to increase your risk of serious injury due to mistakes during surgery.

Da Vinci, and other robot-assisted surgical tools like it, is promoted as being a safer, less invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods. Many surgeons believe DaVinci offers:

  • Smaller surgical incisions and less scarring
  • Potential for less pain and shorter hospital stay
  • Possibility of easier at-home recovery

However, there is a downside to having a robotic-assisted surgery: You could become the next victim of a Maryland medical mistake.

Do the risks outweigh the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery?

Here are some of the known risks associated with the da Vinci robot and technology like it. Discuss these risks with a medical professional, and know that an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you understand your rights if you are injured because of a medical error. The da Vinci has been known to:

  • Unintentionally puncture or cut other organs and blood vessels. Punctured or cut ureters are one such example.
  • Create surgical burns to organs or blood vessels.
  • Cause excessive bleeding due to unintentional cuts, punctures, or burns.
  • Cause infection, which can lead to sepsis.
  • Cause wrongful death.

Complications from these injuries can have devastating effects on patients, causing extended hospital stays, excessive recovery times, extreme pain or discomfort, loss of certain bodily functions, and mounting medical bills.

If you’ve been injured during due to mistakes made during a robot-assisted surgery in Maryland, we may be able to help you receive the fair and complete compensation you are entitled to. Call Lewis & Tompkins today to schedule your free case evaluation: 202-296-0666.

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