The Da Vinci Surgical System is the focus of the Da Vinci Robot Surgery Class Action Lawsuit Investigation. This possible class action lawsuit revolves around burns, punctured organs or blood vessels, excessive bleeding and deaths related to surgery by the da Vinci Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical Inc., is the manufacture of this surgical system and the FDA has recently launched an investigation to determine if they are at fault. There has been over 50 lawsuits filed related to surgical mishaps and accusing Intuitive Surgical of selling and marketing a faulty medical robot with numerous design flaws. The lawsuit also claim the company failed to warm patients and healthcare professionals about the risks associated with the da Vinci surgery. The most common type of surgery performed with the Vinci Surgical System are hysterectomy and prostatectomy. The system has also performed surgery on gastric bypasses conditions, gall bladder removals and thyroid cancer surgeries.
It should be noted that many surgeries performed by the system were successful but thus has not stopped an FDA investigation. Burns are considered the most common injury caused by the Da Vinci Robot Surgery System. Other possible conditions caused by this surgical system include bleeding, punctured or cut ureters, serious bowel injuries and tears to nearby organs including the intestines.