Can Robots Performing Surgery Be Considered Connecticut Medical Malpractice?
The short answer is yes, robotic surgery complications can be Connecticut medical malpractice. St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury is now using surgical robot technology as part of the outpatient surgical team. 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.
Hospitals use 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.