DaVinci Robotic Hysterectomy Lawsuit

On November 21, Anna and Benjamin Lerhaupt filed a DaVinci surgical robot lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  In their suit against Intuitive Surgical, the Lerhaupts claim that defective design led to Mrs. Lerhaupt’s suffering serious problems after robotic hysterectomy surgery.

The dangerous medical device lawsuit alleges that Intuitive Surgical suppressed complaints and reports of problems with the DaVinci surgical robot, and that the manufacturer did not provide sufficient training for surgeons who were to use the machine.  

Mrs. Lerhaupt’s injuries include a vesicovaginal fistula, cramping and bladder problems, and an inability to have physical relations with her husband.

The DaVinci surgical robot is a very complex remote-controlled machine used to conduct minimally invasive surgery, which reduces recovery time and scarring.  Unfortunately, a number of patients have suffered serious injury or even death following surgery with the DaVinci device.

The Lerhaupts are not alone: a growing number of Americans are filing personal injury lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical after suffering complications following surgery with the robotic device.  All suits are based on similar claims that design defects led to patient injuries or deaths.  In many cases, the problems do not present themselves until days after the surgery.

Contact a DaVinci Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered severe injury or even death after surgery with a DaVinci surgical robot, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your damages as a result of Intuitive Surgical’s negligence.  Learn about how we can protect your rights: contact a medical device lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

Dec. 26, 2012 | Tags: Da Vinci Surgical Robot, Dangerous Medical Devices, Defective Medical Devices

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