New York, New York (PRWEB) July 04, 2013
As da Vinci lawsuit claims alleging injury due to the use of the da Vinci Surgical Technique continue to move forward in courts all through the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study has located that robotic surgery is being increasingly used to treat men with low-grade prostate cancer, even even though these varieties of procedures could not offer you them any added rewards. According to the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on June 26th, the use of robotic surgery and other advance treatments in males with low-grade prostate cancer rose from 32 percent to 44 percent amongst 2004 and 2009.*
Low-grade prostate cancer is defined as slow-increasing cancer that doesnt pose a threat to a patients life. According to a report from NPR.com, the new study has raised issues, as there is small data to indicate that robotic surgery gives added advantages to individuals with this type of prostate cancer, and might even have harmful effects. Robotic procedures are also far far more high-priced compared to standard types of surgery and radiation.**
As the NPR report points out, several sufferers are drawn to robotic procedures because of marketing and advertising claims promising shorter recoveries and other benefits. However, as the developing quantity of da Vinci surgery lawsuits makes clear, the true dangers of robotic surgery nevertheless want to be fully evaluated, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and health-related devices. The Firm is presently providing free legal evaluations to individuals who allegedly suffered severe robotic surgery complications in procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical Technique, including da Vinci prostatectomy.
Da Vinci Surgery Lawsuits
The da Vinci Surgical System was brought to industry in 2000 by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., and is the only robotic surgery platform approved in the U.S. for soft tissue procedures. According to a June 14th report from NBC News, the robot was utilised in more than 400,000 procedures final year, like thousands of men who underwent a da Vinci prostatectomy. The very same broadcast also revealed that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received much more than 200 reports of da Vinci patients who suffered burns, cuts and infections since 2007, such as 89 that involved patient deaths. The developing number of da Vinci complications has attracted scrutiny from the FDA, and in January it launched a survey of medical doctors to determine if the increase was related to a problem with the technology. ***
On Might 30th, the FDA issued a 483 letter to Intuitive Surgical soon after an agency inspection of its headquarters revealed that the organization had not informed the FDA of a letter it sent to buyers in October 2011 concerning a problem with the da Vinci that had the potential to harm individuals. According to the FDA letter, Intuitive Surgical had received 134 complaints and filed 82 healthcare device reports associated to tip cover issues amongst January 2010 and December 2011 that allowed electricity to arc, or jump, inside individuals during surgery.**** Just weeks prior, on May 8th, Intuitive sent an Urgent Healthcare Device Notification to its clients after figuring out that micro-cracks in an instrument used with the da Vinci could result in surgical burns. The business has redesigned the instrument and is now shipping replacements.*****
Intuitive Surgical also acknowledged in an April 19th filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it had been named in 26 da Vinci surgery lawsuits filed on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered critical complications in robotic procedures.****** Although Intuitive lately won the nations 1st trial involving a da Vinci lawsuit, Reuters reported on May possibly 28th that plaintiffs attorneys expect hundreds of similar filings in the future. ******* (Estate of Fred E. Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical Inc., 09-two-03136-five, Superior Court, State of Washington, Kitsap County (Port Orchard))
Victims of severe injuries allegedly brought on by the da Vinci Surgical System could be entitled to compensation for healthcare expenditures, lost wages, discomfort and suffering, and far more. To find out much more about filing a da Vinci surgery lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs site. Free of charge, no-obligation legal evaluations can also be arranged by calling 800-511-5092.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complicated individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by unsafe drugs, defective healthcare devices and consumer merchandise. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the best plaintiffs firms in the nation, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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