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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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New Study Shows That The Da Vinci Surgical System Is Not As Beneficial As Expected

The da Vinci Surgical System has come under quite a bit of fire recently. This system enables a surgeon to sit at a console and perform surgery via remote control.

The device is often used in cancer surgery, prostatectomies, hysterectomies, and gallbladder removals. A study published in the August 2013 edition of Journal of Healthcare Quality indicated that side effects of these procedures — including burns, cuts, and infections (sometimes fatal) — have been “vastly ...

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Johns Hopkins Study: Da Vinci Surgical System Injuries “Vastly Underreported”

According to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, adverse events associated with the da Vinci Surgical System have been “vastly underreported.” The device is sold by Intuitive Surgical.

The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform operations via remote control, so a physician can maneuver miniaturized surgical instruments in tight areas of the body. The device is often used in procedures where laparoscopic surgery has traditionally been performed, such ...

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