New York, NY - December 17th, 2013 - As more hospitals begin to use the da Vinci surgical robot system, these facilities are finding the devices under heightened U.S. Food and Drug Administration scrutiny. The da Vinci Lawsuit Information Center, which provides information on robotic surgery lawsuits, comments on recent reports about problems with the da Vinci surgical robot malfunctioning during procedures.
The FDA recently announced that da Vinci maker Intuitive Surgical had notified its customers of a problem involving the device stalling during surgical procedures, according to a Dec. 4 Bloomberg story. Friction in the device’s arms would cause the tools to stall. Through Nov. 3, 2013, the FDA received nearly 4,000 adverse event reports, ranging from claims of injury to death, according to a Nov. 11 Businessweek article.
The da Vinci surgical robot system typically features four mechanical arms with precision surgical tools and a camera, designed to allow a surgeon to perform procedures such as prostate removals and hysterectomies less invasively than in the past. However, the robot system has been found to cause potentially dangerous side effects, such as internal burns, nerve damage and lacerations, according to Bloomberg.
The da Vinci Lawsuit Information Center encourages those who believe that their da Vinci robotic surgery has harmed them to visit its website for a free confidential case evaluation.
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Intuitive Surgical asserts that it is fully committed to superior training opportunities for surgeons and surgical teams in the use of its products, but notes that it does not participate in determining when a surgeon is adequately prepared to operate using the da Vinci Surgical System.