This case involves a patient who suffered severe burns during a robotically assisted hysterectomy. The patient was a middle-aged woman who was under the care of the Defendant for an ongoing gynecological issue, for which total hysterectomy was recommended. The Plaintiff consented to undergo the procedure with the Defendant, and the surgery was completed using the da Vinic robotic surgical system. Several days later, the patient developed severe abdominal pain, as well as a fever and a reduction in her bowel function. The patient then underwent an exploratory surgical procedure, during which a significant thermal injury to the patient’s rectum was discovered. Treatment involved the resection of a portion of the Plaintiff’s colon, and has impacted the Plaintiff’s quality of life severely.