Seeking Compensation for People Injured During Computer-Assisted Surgery
Robotic surgery is a cutting-edge technology with great potential. It also, however, requires careful manipulation of surgical equipment using new technologies that are unfamiliar to many doctors. When not performed correctly, it can cause serious bodily harm and fatal injuries.
At Furr & Henshaw, we offer the services of some of the most knowledgeable robotic surgery attorneys in South Carolina. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a robotic surgery error, we may be able to help you pursue a medical malpractice claim.
Understanding the Causes of Robotic Surgery Errors
Robotic surgery — the use of computers to control surgical instruments — has only recently become available at South Carolina hospitals. It is used for a number of types of surgery, including prostate removal, kidney repair and removal, and mitral valve replacement.
Unfortunately, inexperienced and poorly trained surgeons frequently make errors during robotic surgery, damaging patients' organs in ways that can cause long-term complications. Some frequent problems with robotic surgery include the following:
- Unintentional creation of fistulas between organs
- Damage to reproductive organs resulting in impotence
- Injuries to the intestines resulting in bleeding
While every surgery involves some degree of risk, doctors who agree to perform robotic surgery, as well as attending staff members, are expected to know and follow the correct procedures. When they do not do so, they may be liable for the results of their malpractice.
Contact Our Myrtle Beach and Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
To discuss whether you have a medical malpractice claim for a robotic surgery error, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced trial lawyers. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless we help you obtain compensation in your case.