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Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Says New Study Adds to Debate Surrounding Robotic Surgery
Date:11/27/2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to investigate da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuitcase.com/)  on behalf of individuals who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to Intuitive Surgical, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ISRG) da Vinci Surgical System, the Firm notes the release of yet another study that could contribute more to the debate currently surrounding robotic surgery.  The research, which was presented at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Washington, D.C., found that 30% of robotic surgery complications reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database were related to operator error or robot failure. The study, which looked at events reported from 2006 to 2012, found that operator error was responsible for 21% of injuries, while 14% were caused by a technical system failure.

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"This study sheds some more light on what might be behind some of the robotic surgery complications alleged in da Vinci lawsuits. Many of these lawsuits accuse Intuitive of failing to train doctors properly on the device. One important question is whether training issues may have contributed to the reports involving operator errors," 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 anyone who may have suffered serious injuries, including surgical burns, torn blood vessels, and organ perforations, in procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System.

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