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Trial is scheduled to begin this week in Washington state court for a wrongful death lawsuit over problems following da Vinci robotic surgery, alleging that the manufacturers of the surgical robot failed to provide adequate training for surgeons on proper use of the complex machine.
A judge in Washington state court has denied an attempt by Intuitive Surgical to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed over problems with the da Vinci surgical robot, allowing the product liability case to proceed over the manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate training for doctors using the device.
Recent problems with the warnings and instructions provided on a medical device used to remove tissue during surgery, which could cause an air embolism if the tubing is hooked up backwards, has been categories as a Class I recall due to the serious risk of severe adverse health consequences or death.
A recent review suggests that there may be no scientific justification for the use of the da Vinci surgical robot in many of the most common uses, and warns that the manufacturer may face substantial liability for injuries that occurred when users suffered burns, tears and other complications following robotic surgery.
An estimated 4,000 surgical errors occur every year involving “never events,” which are medical mistakes widely accepted as avoidable problems. Over the past 20 years, medical malpractice lawsuits involving such events resulted in more than $1.3 billion dollars in settlements or verdicts, according to a recent report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
An Ohio woman and her husband have filed an injury lawsuit against the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot, alleging that defects in the design of the complex machine caused her to suffer serious problems after a robotic hysterectomy.
Patients who experience certain issues while undergoing in-patient medical procedures may be more likely to experience complications after discharge, increasing their chance of re-operation or death, according to new research.
New research indicates that there are an increased number of reports involving cornea damage and other eye injuries linked to complications of robotic prostate surgery, also known as a robotic prostatectomy.
More than 157,000 Ethicon surgical staplers have been recalled, due to problems with incomplete firing strokes that may cause faulty staple formation, potentially resulting in painful and severe internal complications for the patient.
A new study suggests that major elective surgery is often followed by medical mistakes during postoperative care, which may put patients at risk for serious complications.