A Rutherford County Tennessee woman has filed suit against Intuitive Surgical, Inc., arguing she suffered severe and permanent personal injuries during a robot-assisted hysterectomy, in which her surgeon used the DaVinci surgery system. On July 16, 2013, plaintiff Melissa Pearson underwent a daVinci hysterectomy believing... Read More
Federal health regulators in both the United States and Canada have released safety communications regarding power morcellation risks in laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures. On April 17, 2014, the FDA openly discouraged the use of laparoscopic power morcellation during hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of uterine... Read More
A Georgia woman and her husband have filed a da Vinci surgical system lawsuit, after she sustained life-threatening injuries following a hysterectomy. She was forced to undergo invasive emergency surgery to correct these complications. The plaintiffs allege the injuries were caused by the da Vinci... Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two more Class II da Vinci robot recalls amid reports that parts may slip off the robots during medical procedures. The Class II designation affects more than 110,000 components of the da Vinci Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical Inc. recalled... Read More
Da Vinci robot surgery risks are believed to be underreported, but the FDA is investigating as more adverse events lead to more Intuitive Surgical lawsuit filings.
A da Vinci robot recall was announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after the manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, issued a “voluntary product correction” for da Vinci Patient Side Manipulators (PSMs). Intuitive Surgical warned the mechanical arms on some of its da Vinci robots could stall... Read More
Hospitals are attempting to improve training for the da Vinci surgical system due to a rising number of reports about deaths, injuries and malfunctions linked to the robotic surgery system made by Intuitive Surgical Inc., according to Bloomberg News Service. Reports of da Vinci robot surgery problems... Read More
Da Vinci surgery injuries have become a growing concern in recent years, as the da Vinci robot manufactured by Intuitive Surgical has increasingly been used as an alternative to traditional laparoscopic procedures. The FDA conducted a survey earlier this year to obtain more information about... Read More