Lawsuits alleging complications from daVinci robotic surgery are increasing in the US.

Read about one patient’s story here

And another study about temporary nerve damage here

And MSN reports: Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon Martin Makary, who has used da Vinci technology in the past, said although robotic surgery is extremely popular, its outlandish marketing claims and lax regulations regarding reporting complications to the Food and Drug Administration were symbolic of what’s wrong with much of health care today. A vast majority of the complications go underreported, he noted.

“It’s an expensive technology with very little good evaluation and data readily available to patients,” Makary said, adding that robotic surgery offers a benefit for a small number of surgeries and none for others.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently cautioned women about the surgery, saying, “Robotic surgery is not the only or the best minimally invasive approach for hysterectomy. Nor is it the most cost-efficient.

If you have questions or concerns about daVinci robotic surgery, contact the Bryant Law Center in Paducah today.