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Medical Mistakes And The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

As medicine continues to evolve, the use of machines and other highly technical equipment is playing a more significant factor in health care. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System made by Intuitive is one such advancement when care is taken to ensure surgical competence with the robot. This state-of-the-art video game like technology allows surgeons to operate while comfortably seated at a console with a 3D view of the patient’s internal anatomy magnified in high resolution. Advanced computer joysticks are operated by the surgeon’s hands that, if properly trained, allow for more precise manipulation of the surgical instruments inside the patient’s body than can be accomplished with the human hand.


However, sometimes evolution while intended to be an advancement, can be a setback. This can be said for the da Vinci robot that is now being used in hospitals around the world. Although this sophisticated piece of equipment is supposed to aid in precision procedures, it is first and foremost paramount that the surgeon at the surgical console is adequately trained and sufficiently experienced to perform the procedure.

At Bolus Law Offices, in Louisville, Kentucky, we have extensive experience handling all type of medical malpractice cases, including instances of da Vinci Robotic Surgical System malpractice. If you have been injured as a result of a procedure using this piece of equipment, contact our office to schedule a free consultation today.

One of the biggest problems that lead to da Vinci Robotic Surgical System malpractice is that the physicians and surgeons who use it are not provided with adequate training. Typically, the manufacturer only offers a weekend course to train medical professionals. The surgeon needs to also be supervised and/or proctored by an experienced robotic surgeon on a number of cases before being given the privilege at a hospital to operate with the robot. In certain instance the number of supervised cases required by the hospital are insufficient to ensure surgeon competence with the robot.

Additionally, almost all of the additional experience is gained by actually performing procedures on live patients. Many doctors admit that it takes hundreds of procedures to feel comfortable with this new method. In some instances, da Vinci Robotic Surgical System malpractice causes complications and the need for additional corrective surgeries to repair prior mistakes.

At our firm, we know how to use available state-of-the-art technology to translate highly complex medical information into simple concepts and pictures anyone can understand. Since we have the skills to do much of this work ourselves, we are able to minimize the costs of litigation and preserve as much of the recovery as possible for the client.

Lexington Surgical Error Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been the victim of da Vinci Robotic Surgical System malpractice, you have a right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries. Our firm has a long track record of success when it comes to helping people hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

If you were injured by malpractice, you need our skilled and effective legal team on your side. Please contact our law firm today to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Louisville da Vinci Robotic Surgical System malpractice attorney.

Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Bolus Law Offices offers effective legal services for residents of both Kentucky and Indiana.