Posts Tagged 'Da vinci Robot'

Robotic Surgery: Straight Out of Sci-Fi, But Is It the Best Option?

new study casts doubt on robotic surgery successRobotic surgery. The phrase itself brings about mental images from scenes set in our favorite science fiction movies. Seeing the machines only serves to cement the vision. Looming towers with arms cascading down like metallic tentacles, they look like something that could be used to bring life to the galaxy’s newest cybernetic organisms.

The truth, however, is that robotic surgery is hardly new, and has been used ...

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Court Rules “Da Vinci” Maker Has Responsibility to Warn Parties of Possible Dangers

da vinci maker must warn of dangers with robotThe Washington state Supreme Court has overturned a jury’s ruling on Intuitive Surgical’s controversial robotic “da Vinci” laparoscopic surgical system. In a 6-3 vote, the court found Intuitive does have a duty to provide proper warnings and instructions to hospitals that use its devices.

Da Vinci robotic systems are used in minimally invasive procedures and include a camera at the end of a small tube. ...

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Settlement Reached in da Vinci Surgical Robot Case

settlement reached in da vinci surgical robot caseA settlement for an undisclosed amount was reached during a San Jose jury trial last week involving Intuitive Surgical; the company that created the da Vinci surgical robot system. The plaintiff in the case was originally seeking $10 million for her injuries.

Da Vinci robots were used in over 600,000 surgeries last year and the system is capable of aiding surgeons with everything from hysterectomies to prostatectomies. The ...

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