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Da Vinci Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Report Detailing Rise in Robotic Surgery
Date:6/22/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 22, 2013

Lawsuits filed on behalf of alleged victims of bad robot surgery involving the da Vinci Surgical System continue to move forward in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the recent publication of a new report detailing a dramatic rise in robotic surgery procedures in operating rooms across the country. According to an article published by The New Jersey Star Ledger on May 29th, robot surgery is becoming more routine, with the number of hospitals that use the da Vinci robot rising nearly 80% in the past decade. However, the report pointed out that even as use of the da Vinci grows, questions remain about its safety and effectiveness.*

“This report is concerning, especially in light of allegations made in da Vinci robot lawsuits. There still remain many unanswered questions about the safety and efficacy of robotic surgery,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to alleged victims of bad robot surgery associated with the da Vinci Surgical System.

Da Vinci Lawsuits
According to a recent report that aired on the NBC program, Rock Center, Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot was used in more than 400,000 procedures last year. However, since 2007, the FDA has logged more than 200 bad robot surgery reports detailing patients who suffered burns, cuts and infections in da Vinci procedures, including 89 deaths.** In the past, other studies have raised questions about the costs and benefits of robotic surgery. For example, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in February reported that the costs for a da Vinci hysterectomy was more expensive compared to other methods, with little difference in complication rates.***

In January, the FDA sent a survey to hospitals that participate in its product safety network seeking information about complications that might be associated with the da Vinci robot. According to Bloomberg.com, the FDA is trying to determine if the recent increase in adverse event reports involving the da Vinci Surgical System is indicative of a problem with the technology.****

Meanwhile, Intuitive Surgical disclosed on April 19th that it had been named in 26 da Vinci robot lawsuits filed on behalf of alleged victims of bad robot surgery. While the nation’s first da Vinci lawsuit trial ended with a victory for Intuitive last month, the company has also disclosed that it entered into tolling agreements in some claims to suspend the statute of limitations in order to give the parties more time to evaluate the lawsuits and determine if any can be resolved out of court.***** (Estate of Fred E. Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, 09-2-03136-5, Superior Court, State of Washington, Kitsap County)

Alleged victims of bad robot surgery that may have been caused by the da Vinci Surgical System may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing a da Vinci lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Free, no-obligation legal evaluations can also be arranged by calling 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

*nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/robots_playing_larger_role_in.html, NJ.Com, May 29, 2013
**rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/14/18958967-robotic-surgery-is-high-tech-tour-de-force-but-is-it-safe, Rock Center, June 14, 2013
***jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1653522; JAMA, February 20, 2013
**** bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html; Bloomberg.co, February 28, 2013
*****sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1035267/000119312513162385/d508282d10q.htm; Intuitive Surgical SEC Filing, April 19, 2013

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