da Vinci Surgical Robot

03/29/2013

Inadequate da Vinci Robotic Surgery Training May Lead To Serious Injury

Intuitive Surgical Inc. is confronting new allegations that it failed to provide adequate training for physicians using its da Vinci surgical robot, and may have encouraged less training, thereby increasing the risks to patients undergoing robotic surgery. No strict training guidelines or requirements currently exist that govern a physician use of the robot on a live patient.  The amount and depth of training is currently left within the purview of individual doctors and/or hospitals.  Undisclosed personnel from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover,... Read More
06/07/2012

da Vinci Surgical Robot Injuries

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According to published reports: "everal hospital burn lawsuits involving the “da Vinci Surgical Robot” claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital burn lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. She died two weeks... Read More