Robotic surgeries involving the da Vinci Surgical System have been known to cause many adverse events, including fatality. If you believe your injuries, or a loved one's death, was caused by complications due to the use of this medical device, you could be entitle to compensation.
Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys are here to help provide the answers and legal guidance you need. Contact us today for a 100% free, no-obligation case evaluation.
|INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. DA VINCI HARMONIC CURVED SHEARS INSTRUMENT, ROBOTIC SURGICAL, HARMONIC CURVED SHEARS || |
|Catalog Number 400169-06 |
|Event Date 08/08/2008 |
|Event Type Malfunction |
|Event Description |
Patient undergoing robotic assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy. The harmonic curved shears were inserted into the trocar and prior to the machine being hooked up or used, the surgeon noticed that part of the tip was missing. This was a disposable item that had not been used yet in the case. The device was not broken when removed from packaging. The surgeon was able to find the rest of the tip and removed it from the patient. There was no harm to the patient.