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Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Urgent Notification Regarding Potential Issue with Da Vinci Robot Instrument Related to Surgical Burns
Date:5/10/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

As da Vinci robot lawsuits continue to mount in courts throughout the country, Intuitive Surgical is alerting hospitals about an instrument issue that has the potential to cause surgical burns in some da Vinci patients. According to a May 10th report from CNBC, the company has issued an Urgent Device Notification to hospitals, alerting them that “micro-cracks" in some models of the monopolar curved scissors used with the da Vinci Surgical System can cause leaks that "may create a pathway for electrosurgical energy to leak to tissue during use and potentially cause thermal injury." According to the report, the notification stated that the micro-cracks may not be visible to the user.*

“Surgical burns are among the da Vinci surgery complications cited in a number of lawsuits. Many of these claims place the blame for such injuries on the da Vinci robot’s use of monopolar energy, with plaintiffs alleging that the electrical current can unintentionally jump from the robot’s arm if the insulation between the patient and the device is inadequate,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free da Vinci robot lawsuit consultations to individuals who allegedly suffered serious complications in hysterectomies, prostate removals and other procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System.

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Launched in 2000, the da Vinci Surgical System was used in some 300,000 minimally invasive surgeries last year. On February 28th, Bloomberg.com reported that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had launched a survey of doctors to determine if an increase in reports of

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