Colorado Robotic Surgical Error Malpractice Attorneys
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is at the forefront of the advancement of surgical technology. Over the past two decades, this advanced surgery has been adopted by hospitals across the U.S. It is generally considered less invasive and more precise than traditional surgery. The robotic arms are connected to a computer console that controls surgical instruments with a high-definition view of the surgical site on monitors.
The surgeon is seated at the console to control and utilize the mechanical arms with more flexibility and control than the traditional techniques used in surgery. With new technology comes new complexities, and sometimes robot-assisted procedures go wrong.
Who is Liable in a Robotic Surgery Malpractice Case?
The artificial intelligence systems used in surgery are designed to assist the physician, not to be a replacement. The human element of patient care is far too valuable to leave to robotic systems. There are unfortunate situations where problems can arise with a robotic surgery system, leading to medical malpractice claims. Ultimately, liability may land on the doctor, the medical facility, or the manufacturer of the robotic device.
What Are Some Complications that May Occur with Robotic Surgery?
A tool is only as good as its user. Whether a problem in robotic surgery arises from human error or hardware and software issues, the complications can be devastating. Some possibilities include:
- Loss of medical instruments within the body cavity
- Internal scarring
- Accidental lacerations or punctures
- Electrical current injuries
- Need for additional corrective surgeries
Injuries sustained can disfigure, paralyze, or even kill a patient. No surgery is without risk, but when major complications arise, it is imperative to seek counsel from Denver-based robotic surgical malpractice attorneys.
Examples of Robotic Surgery Malpractice
Patients injured by a robotic surgical device or the practitioner behind it can seek compensation for medical malpractice. A surgeon may have improperly operated the device. A nurse or assistant may have improperly prepared or sterilized the surgical equipment. The surgeon may have received inadequate training and was ill-equipped for the procedure. There are many possibilities to wade through. Hiring a Denver-based robotic surgical error malpractice attorney will give you or your loved one peace of mind that your claim is being handled while you recover.
How to Proceed with a Medical Product Liability Lawsuit
Medical product liability differs from medical negligence. While negligence focuses on the medical professional's actions measured against the standard of care and their authorized uses of medical products, product liability determines whether the robotic medical device required maintenance or was defective or dangerous.
Product liability and negligence are legally independent, but in most cases, both claims will need to be investigated simultaneously. In Colorado, strict liability applies to three types of product defects:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Inadequate warnings
A skilled attorney will have the tenacity to take on doctors, hospitals, manufacturers, and lawyers to pursue fair compensation for all damages. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we have been practicing for 40 years, and we will work tirelessly to research, investigate, and pursue justice and full compensation.
Why You Need a Robotic Surgical Error Malpractice Attorney
Don't let a doctor or robot's preventable surgical error define your future. Call the experienced attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. right away. You can fight back – and our attorneys fight with you. We have the skillset and the experience needed to provide expert legal representation when you need it most.
There is no charge for an initial consultation or questions, and we only get paid if we achieve a settlement or jury award. To speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney at our firm, please call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906.
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