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Man hurt by improper positioning during long surgery — $950,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old man who was diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer.  He underwent a robotic radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci robot. During surgery, plaintiff was placed in the Trendelenburg lithotomy position, a head-down position similar to that of a woman giving birth. The surgery took nearly seven hours. When plaintiff awoke in recovery, ...