Massachusetts Robotic Surgery Malpractice Attorneys
Have you undergone surgery that utilizes state-of-the-art robotics to enhance the medical procedure? The modern age of medicine has proven to be a golden era in research and science, or so the medical industry would have you believe. Technological developments have provided surgeons with new robotic tools to assist their surgical procedures, but the risk of medical malpractice still lingers, and every year more people fall victims to this new wave of surgery. The problem with robotics in surgery is that there is still room for human error, and when this technology is left in irresponsible hands, severe medical complications can arise. Surgeons are required to be certified in the robotic systems they use, but that doesn’t guarantee they know what they are doing.
Our team of Massachusetts robotic surgery mistake attorneys understands the potential benefits that this new technology has to offer, but we often deal with cases where the patients suffer unnecessary and avoidable injuries because of it. Hospitals and doctors are encouraged to incorporate robotics into their surgery to remain competitive in the medical industry, but these tools are sometimes implemented without the proper training or maintenance, and inexperience can yield deadly results. Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has the knowledge and insight to identify injuries that are the direct result of negligence, and we can assist you by bringing forth a legal claim for medical malpractice.
The cost of surgery alone can be strenuous on families, but failed surgery puts further strain on loved ones by requiring additional medical procedures that can quickly become a major financial burden. While the patient works hard to recover, other financial obligations do not stop, and you may be unable to work during this time. Our dedicated team of compassionate attorneys recognizes the physical and emotional pain that was forced upon you and your family. In times like these, you may not be sure where to turn for support. Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has made it our mission to help families like yours, and we can help you claim financial compensation for your suffering.
Call us today at (617) 404-3417 to speak with a member of our team, or contact us through our website. We offer a free evaluation of the details surrounding your unfortunate circumstance, and you have nothing to lose by speaking with us.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Major insurance policies cover hospitals, doctors, and staff, and many of these corporate giants have nearly unlimited resources compared to the individual patient. Medical malpractice is a serious breach of trust, and you may feel overwhelmed dealing with the aftermath of a severe injury alone. Hiring an experienced law firm to handle your medical malpractice claim is the first step to making things right for you and your family. With the proper insight, the right attorney may be able to secure the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and other fees associated with the recovery process. No one should have to bear the responsibility of someone else’s negligent actions, and you do not have to fight for what is owed to you by yourself.
Why Choose Crowe & Mulvey, LLP?
When it comes to cutting-edge technology, it takes knowledge and experience to prove a medical malpractice claim with robotic surgery. That’s why so many injured people in New England have trusted Crowe & Mulvey, LLP to represent their cases. With 100 years of combined experience and four highly-qualified nurses on our team, it is no wonder that we have successfully recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a reckless surgeon using robotics during the medical procedure, you may be entitled to fair and reasonable compensation. Do not hesitate to bring us to your side so we can fight on your behalf. Speak with a member of our team at (617) 404-3417 or reach us through our website. We work hard for each and every client, and we want to help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Cases We Handle
While every surgery has certain risks associated with it, doctors take an oath to uphold the health and safety of their patients. Careless and hasty surgical procedures can be devastating for the patient and their family, and we will not allow the liable party to escape justice without a fight. We handle several types of medical malpractice cases, and with the rise of robotics in surgery, we are prepared to assist your claim for the following:
- Brain injury
- Internal bleeding
- Birth injuries
- Hospital negligence
- Improper maintenance
- Anesthesia incidents
- Cardiac surgery
- Missed incisions
- Abdominal surgery
- Emergency room treatment
- Mechanical malfunction
- Surgical implants
- Medical recalls
- Cancer surgery
- Weight-loss surgery
This list does not imply that mishaps during surgery are the direct fault of the surgeon, but medical malpractice is a leading cause of failed surgeries. Medical professionals are well-aware of the intense responsibility they have to care for their patients properly, and there is no excuse for unnecessary and avoidable injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been injured during a failed robotics surgery, there’s no doubt that your case is highly specific. Still, many clients in a similar position have many similar questions, a few of which we’ve provided below. Please call us at (617) 426-4488 with any unanswered questions you may have.
If a robot performed the surgery, how is the doctor liable?
Surgical robots are only tools for the surgeon to use and do not operate entirely autonomously. The lead surgeon is responsible for managing the technology and plays an important role to ensure that the robotics perform their function safely. In instances where the surgeon is neglectful, the robot may not be used appropriately, and this can result in serious injury and medical practice. If the doctor guides the robot to the wrong part of the body, they may be held liable. Furthermore, if the doctor misinterprets the information provided by the robotics, then they are also acting negligently.
How do I know that robotics were used during my surgery?
Normally, doctors are expected to review the surgical procedures they plan to implement, but this does not always happen. Robotic surgery usually leaves the patient with multiple small incisions around the surgical area that appear too small for human hands to work with from outside of the body. If you are unsure if your medical procedure used robotics, then you may call the surgeon’s office and ask for more information. Another way to identify if robotic instruments were used during your surgery is by reviewing the billing codes on your medical records. Medical malpractice attorneys can assist you in identifying the relevant codes.
What types of injuries from surgery qualify as medical malpractice?
Depending on the type of surgery, different complications can arise. Unexpected injuries after surgery prevent the patient from quickly recovering, and can indicate that something went wrong. If you feel as though your surgery was not performed to the high standards that are expected of medical professionals, it is a good idea to speak with a qualified law firm.
Should I share my medical records with my attorney?
The sensitive nature of a person’s private medical history may create hesitation when it comes to sharing this type of information. However, in order to bring a robotic surgery medical malpractice claim to court, your attorney will need to review your medical records. If you are unsure how to obtain your medical records or do not wish to file the paperwork, an experienced attorney can assist you through this process.
Robotic Surgery Statistics
Between 2002 and 2016, 1.75 million robotic procedures were conducted by medical professionals in the United States. Robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery have become quite popular in the 21st century, and a recent study from 2016 looked at how successful these tools are for doctors and patients. Researchers analyzed 10,624 reports of adverse events during surgical procedures using robotics and found that a significant number of technological challenges still exist. In total, over 10% of the surgeries they studied required the surgical procedure to be interrupted, rescheduled, or canceled because of problems with the technology. They concluded that, although robotics for minimally invasive surgery help doctors with better visibility, higher precision, and increased accuracy, more advancements are needed to reduce avoidable injuries in the future.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a failed surgery using robotic technology, you do not have to suffer the consequences alone. We are dedicated to protecting injured individuals who have been harmed by unsafe or misused medical devices. You should not allow just any law firm to handle this delicate case; you want the trusted counsel that Crowe & Mulvey, LLP can provide. Our diverse team of professionals works together to provide the best information regarding your specific case, and we have found success with this method. We know times are tough, but you don’t have to figure this out by yourself.
Contact our law firm today so we can start working this out. Our phone number is (617) 404-3417, and we can also be reached through our website. You owe it to your family and yourself to find justice so you can move on with your life, and we are here for you.