This surgical technology case involves a forty-five-year-old patient who underwent a hysterectomy for excessive fibroid growth. Her physician used the da Vinci Surgical System for her surgery, and, prior to the procedure, he assured her that it was a safe, new technology that would reduce her stay in the hospital. According to the operative note, the procedure was conducted without incident, but when the patient awoke from surgery, she noticed severe burns on her abdomen and upper thighs. The da Vinci Surgical System did not hold a proper ground during the procedure and the patient sustained significant burns to her skin from the high-intensity electrical energy. The patient had to undergo plastic surgery to remove scar tissue as a result of the severe burns.