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DaVinci Robot Legal News Articles & Interviews
November 30, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ DaVinci Robot Training: “You Can’t Just Go for the Weekend…” ]
New York, NY The recently released report by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to the DaVinci surgical robot and the potential cause of operating room injuries provides a snapshot of opinion from those in the field, either from a hands-on perspective or those having a capacity to observe.
November 20, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Number of Operating Room Injuries Linked to Robot Surgery Reportedly Increasing ]
Washington, DC Patients who have suffered an operating room injury during robotic surgery may not be surprised by reports that the number of robot-related surgical injuries is on the rise. Concerns about injuries linked to robotic surgery are conveyed in da Vinci robot lawsuits, alleging patients were seriously harmed because of the use of the robot during surgery--sometimes by surgeons who allegedly received inadequate training. Now, preliminary reports from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest that such injuries may be on the rise.
October 20, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Robotic Surgery: Lots of Hype, but Where’s the Proof of Efficacy? ]
Bermuda Dunes, CA When Teresa Hershey of California talked to her doctor about a proposed hysterectomy, the potential for having the surgery undertaken with the aid of a DaVinci surgical robot sounded like a good idea at the time. “It sounded good,” she told Bloomberg News (10/8/13). “[My doctor] sold me on it.” The 41-year-old resident of Bermuda Dunes recalls being impressed with videos on YouTube emphasizing the precision possible with the DaVinci robot. However, following the procedure, Hershey contends she was left with an injury from the robotic surgery, and plans to launch a lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the $1.5 million da Vinci surgical robot.
October 12, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Did Intuitive Downplay Risks Associated with daVinci Robot? ]
Irvine, CA A report in the Orange County Register (9/20/13) suggests that two surgeons have been working with Intuitive Surgical Inc to downplay the alleged risks associated with the daVinci surgical robot. Intuitive Surgical has come under fire recently for problems with the daVinci robot allegedly resulting in operating room injuries to patients. The company has also faced criticism for underreporting adverse events and aggressively marketing the daVinci robot, despite evidence that the robot does not necessarily make outcomes of certain surgeries significantly better.
October 4, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Surgeon’s View: What to Consider Before Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery ]
Park Ridge, IL Much has been made about the impact robotic surgery has had on the medical profession, and subsequent impact to patients. Reports of operating room injuries related to the use of the da Vinci surgical robot have fostered headlines and triggered debate over traditional surgery v. a robot-assisted procedure with surgeons operating from a highly sophisticated work station.
September 24, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ An Interview with Robotic Surgeon Dr. Brian Locker ]
Park Ridge, IL Avoiding the surgeon’s scalpel with minimally invasive surgery, or keyhole surgery as it is often referred to, seems like a miracle of modern medicine. There is plenty of scientific evidence to prove that avoiding large incisions and reducing trauma to the patient results in quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays and reduced infection rates.
September 21, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Da Vinci Lawsuit Plaintiff First to Litigate in New Jersey ]
Newark, NJ A 45-year-old woman from Parlin, New Jersey, has filed a da Vinci lawsuit against the manufacturer of the controversial surgical robot, Intuitive Surgical Inc., alleging problems with the device and injuries suffered following an alleged arcing incident.
September 14, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Study: Da Vinci Robot Injuries Underreported ]
Washington DC A new study suggests that reporting of da Vinci robot injuries to the US Food and Drug Administration is low, meaning the agency is not aware of all the injuries, including deaths, linked to the da Vinci robot, or is not made aware of them in a timely manner. Meanwhile, da Vinci lawsuits have been flied, alleging patients have been harmed by the use of the surgical robot.
September 7, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ One Woman’s Da Vinci Complications Beyond Words ]
Baltimore, MD While the da Vinci surgical robot delivers maximum “wow” factor for precision from its 10,000 components and is being deployed at more and more hospitals in spite of a $1.5 million price tag to acquire one, some patients have allegedly suffered negative outcomes from the devices, and have responded with a da Vinci lawsuit.
August 19, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Da Vinci Robot Recommendations Result in FDA Scrutiny ]
Sunnyvale, CA Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is facing scrutiny regarding its reported da Vinci robot issues. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a report about the company’s actions in the past few months regarding the da Vinci Surgical System device. Meanwhile, da Vinci faces lawsuits alleging patients suffered serious injury as a result of problems with the da Vinci device.
- Da Vinci Robot Injury Haunted Portland Woman for Months By Gordon Gibb (Aug-4-13)
- Da Vinci Robot Failure: Joystick Surgery Not Joyful for Some By Gordon Gibb (Jul-18-13)
- FDA Sends Letter to Intuitive Surgical Over DaVinci Surgical Robot By Lucy Campbell (Jul-11-13)
- More Questions About Safety of DaVinci Robot Surgery By Heidi Turner (Jun-26-13)
- Danger at a Higher Cost: Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits Allege Robot Injury By Gordon Gibb (May-26-13)
- Another Defect in da Vinci Robot By Jane Mundy (May-11-13)
- Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit Continues By Heidi Turner (May-11-13)
- da Vinci Robot Allegedly Marketed to Less-Skilled Doctors By Heidi Turner (Apr-23-13)
- Da Vinci Robot Injury: When the Scalpel Is Held by a Machine By Gordon Gibb (Apr-13-13)
- Da Vinci Lawsuit Alleges Death Caused by Errors, Insufficient Training By Gordon Gibb (Mar-31-13)
- Da Vinci Robot Not Recommended for Some Surgeries By Heidi Turner (Mar-19-13)