Are Robotic Surgery Complications Medical Malpractice?
The short answer is yes, robotic surgery complications can be medical malpractice. Robotic surgery utilizes tools that are attached to the end of a robotic arm and the surgeon manipulates the arm to perform the procedure on the patient. In Connecticut, medical malpractice cases can be filed when the patient has suffered a significant injury with permanent effects, including death.
Many hospitals are using robotic surgery tools and computer-assisted devices in patient care. While these methods are cost-saving to the health care facility, they can have devastating effects on patient care.
Robotic surgical complications can arise from the following:
- Improperly calibrated medical equipment
- Incorrect machine manipulation by your surgeon
- Equipment that is not properly programmed
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Insufficient training received by your surgeon
- Burns by the machine
If you or a loved one was permanently injured after a robotic surgical procedure, call our office. Our doctor/attorney Robert Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your claim.