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As Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Latest Da Vinci Robot Instrument Recall
Date:12/4/2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuitcase.com/) continue to mount against Intuitive Surgical, Inc., (NASDAQ: ISRG) Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  has announced a Class II recall for some instruments used with the da Vinci Surgical System. According to a notice dated December 3rd, friction within certain instrument arms can cause them to stall. When this occurs, there could be a sudden "catch-up" if the surgeon attempts to push through the resistance created by the stall. According to the FDA, a Class II recall indicates that a device may cause "temporary or medically reversible" health problems, as well as the remote possibility of serious health problems.

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According to a report from Bloomberg.com, Intuitive has acknowledged three incidents relating to this issue, including one that resulted in an imprecise cut. However, the company maintains that no patient complications were reported.

"This latest da Vinci recall will only add to questions regarding the safety and efficacy of the device. Our Firm receives inquiries on a regular basis from victims of robotic surgery complications allegedly related to the da Vinci, and we expect that trend to continue" 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 lawsuit evaluations to individuals who allegedly suffered serious injuries in procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System.

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