This case involves the removal of a malignant kidney tumor on a fifty-eight-year-old male patient using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. The procedure was met with significant complications that resulted in the untimely death of the patient. The patient’s aorta was nicked during the introduction of the mechanical arms into the patient’s thoracic cavity. Upon further investigation, it was determined that there was inadequate training amongst the surgeons involved in the procedure. Several hospital employees gave statements that the hospital was more concerned with having an opportunity to utilize the new device rather than ensuring proper patient care and safety.