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 have more than 40 years of experience helping victims of miscarried surgeries pursue compensation. We may be able to obtain financial restitution for you, too. From our office in Myrtle Beach , we serve throughout South Carolina. We offer diligent and compassionate legal guidance, and have developed a reputation for effectiveness both inside and outside the courtroom.
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 Us When You Need Help
To discuss whether you have a medical malpractice claim, contact us to schedule a free consultation.