Robotic Surgery Mistakes

High-tech is as high-tech does. Just because it is new does not mean it works any better than more traditional ways of doing things. Moreover, one way that a medical mistake can be made is fooling round with new-fangled ways of doing things in surgery without the proper training.

These are the common allegations against the robot-aided surgical system that has been making waves in the surgical world. Considered cutting-edge, the use of robots to assist surgeons in doing their work has gained ground with both hospitals and patients. Typically costing an arm and a leg, manufacturers tout the new robotic surgery systems as safer as and more precise than the ole scalpel-wielding human.

While robotic systems may actually make it easier for doctors to perform delicate work as robotic arms do not tremble in the slightest, it does not mean that it is safer for patients. The major concern for medical safety advocates is that use of robotic surgery systems require a steep learning curve for surgeons who have been exhaustively trained in a more hands-on approach to surgery.

Ideally, a surgeon slated to control the surgical robot should have intensive training and at least 15 supervised operations before certified for its use. This is not what happens in reality, however. This is the problem now facing the manufacturer of one of the more popular surgical robot systems in the US. It is easy to make a surgical error in Massachusetts when the surgeon is not familiar with the technology, and this can lead to serious complications.

If you have been injured during a robotic surgical procedure because the surgeon was improperly trained, you may have an actionable case against the manufacturer. Get advice from a product liability lawyer with experience dealing with robotic surgical systems to find out if you do.

4 Responsesto “Robotic Surgery Mistakes”

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