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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 14, 2013
The FDA is currently conducting a national probe to try to uncover what has triggered the recent spike in the number of reports of Da Vinci robotic surgery complications the agency has received. Since January 2012, the FDA has received reports of five patient deaths allegedly linked to Da Vinci robot complications, and the FDA’s database indicates that about 500 new reports have been filed by Intuitive Surgical alone. Whether the rise in Da Vinci robot complications is “a true reflection of problems” with these devices or whether it is due to other issues is the main focus of the FDA’s investigation, according to Synim Rivers, an FDA spokeswoman. “It is difficult to know why the reports have increased,” she stated. [bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/intuitive-surgical-robots-probed-by-u-s-in-survey-of-surgeons.html]
Wright & Schulte LLC in light of the FDA probe and rise in alleged Da Vinci robotic surgery complications, the firm is currently investigating da Vinci robot lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered complications during robotic surgery. Wright & Schulte is experienced at defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries due to defective products and dangerous drugs and are skilled at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they may have sustained a Da Vinci robotic surgery complication to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
As mentioned in the New York Daily News, the wider use of the Da Vinci robot may have attributed to the increase in Da Vinci robotic surgery complication reports, in 2012 there were 367,000 robot surgeries versus 114,000 in 2008. But some doctors are concerned that the "wow" factor and heavy marketing have boosted use, while others contend that the spike in reports of da Vinci problems may be explained by the growing awareness that doctors and hospitals have regarding reporting problems with these devices. As mentioned in the New York Daily News, lawsuits in cases that didn't turn out so well often cite inadequate surgeon training with the robot. [http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/surgical-robot-scrutinized-fda-deaths-nightmares-article-1.1311447
A Seattle Times article states there is still no industry standard for training and credentialing of doctors to use the robot, beyond a basic course by the manufacturer. And that critics and lawsuits claim some hospitals allow surgeons without sufficient experience to use the robots, allege many Da Vinci robot lawsuits. [http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2018631542_robot08m.html These cases also point out that the Da Vinci robot training provided by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. generally involves only about two to four days of training with these devices and that training consists of using Da Vinci robots to operate on cadavers, including pig cadavers. Some medical professionals have estimated that it takes hundreds of surgeries working with Da Vinci robots before a surgeon is truly considered to be proficient with these devices, as mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article.
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