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Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit

The da Vinci Surgical System has been linked to a number of complications and patient deaths, which may have been caused by surgical mistakes from insufficient training or by the machine’s design. STATUS OF DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM LAWSUITS: Potential claims have been pursued by individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to problems following robotic surgery with the Da Vinci Surgical System. As of May 2015, most claims have settled or lawyers are no longer accepting cases for new injuries.…

Malpractice Payments for Surgical “Never Events” Totaled $1.3B: Report

  • Written by: Martha Garcia
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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.  …

Patient Pictures May Prevent Some Medical Mistakes, Researchers Say

Attaching pictures to patients’ electronic medical records could significantly reduce the number of medical mistakes that occur throughout the United States, preventing nurses from giving patients the wrong drugs and surgeons from operating on the wrong patients, according to the findings of a recent study. …

Intuitive Surgical Opposes MDL for da Vinci Robot Surgery Lawsuits

  • Written by: Austin Kirk
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Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the manufacturers of the da Vinci surgical robot, which has been the subject of several product liability lawsuits filed by individuals who have experienced complications following robotic surgery, are opposing an attempt to consolidate all federal claims as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. …