SOURCE: Anapol Schwartz

Anapol Schwartz

November 13, 2013 08:00 ET

Anapol Schwartz Files da Vinci Robot Surgery Complaint

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - The Anapol Schwartz personal injury law firm has filed a civil complaint against Cooper University Hospital, Intuitive Surgical Inc. and David P. Warshal, M.D on behalf of a 46-year-old woman who died three days after undergoing a da Vinci robotic total hysterectomy.

The recently filed lawsuit alleges claims of negligence against the defendant doctor who operated the da Vinci robotic device and corporate negligence against the hospital. The lawsuit also alleges that defendant Intuitive Inc. failed to provide adequate warnings about the use of their robotic device, failed to provide adequate and accurate training to healthcare providers and physicians, and promoted their robot to consumers, including Mrs. Farkas, for use in hysterectomy procedures when safer and more effective methods of treatment were available.

Georgeann Farkas was a wife and mother of three young children. During the course of the procedure, the da Vinci robotic device created four incisions through her intestine. Due to the multiple incisions in her intestine, Mrs. Farkas' bowel began to leak into her abdominal cavity causing severe necrosis of her intestine, colon and abdomen. An exploratory laparotomy revealed that dead tissue had completely overtaken her colon leading to advanced sepsis and ultimately the removal of her entire colon. After several unsuccessful attempts to save her life, Mrs. Farkas died two days later after suffering from sepsis and severe respiratory distress following the original surgery. She left behind her husband and three young children.

Anapol Schwartz senior trial attorney, Lawrence R. Cohan, has filed the case, along with his associate David J. Carney, and advises that "while there are always risks associated with procedures like this one, Mrs. Farkas has experienced injuries well beyond those one should ever expect. This should not have occurred, and the result is nothing less than tragic."

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