Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
The #Da Vinci robot lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are disturbed by allegations made in a Da Vinci robot lawsuit that was recently filed in Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia. The complaint alleges that the Da Vinci robot malfunctioned during a prostatectomy, which caused the Plaintiff to sustain serious and permanent injuries that resulted in prolonged hospitalizations and rehabilitation, as well as the loss of chance for full recovery. According to court documents, Intuitive Surgical moved on August 19, 2013 to have the Da Vinci lawsuit removed to federal court. (Case No. 2:13-cv-04814-WY).
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According to a regulatory filing issued by Intuitive Surgical in July, the company has been named in at least 33 Da Vinci lawsuits by plaintiffs who allege that defects in the Da Vinci and/or issues with the way Intuitive trains surgeons led to serious Da Vinci robot complications. Like the Pennsylvania lawsuit, many of these claims describe injuries that allegedly occurred due to a malfunctioning robot. Among other things, the Plaintiff in that claim asserts that the machine’s malfunction caused his surgery to go on for far longer than anticipated, resulting in a number of serious da Vinci complications, including bladder spasms, nerve damage, bladder blockage, and lower extremity injuries. As a result, the Plaintiff has required numerous additional surgeries, according to his lawsuit. (sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1035267/000119312513297410/d551118d10q.htm; SEC, July 22, 2013)
In a Removal Notice filed on August 19th in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Intuitive Surgical asserts that the case belongs in federal court because the amount of damages sought by the Plaintiff is expected to exceed the jurisdictional limit in state court, and because the da Vinci robot lawsuit involves parties from different states, which would give the federal court subject matter jurisdiction over the case.
According to a recent Bloomberg News report, the Da Vinci Surgical System was used in 367,000 minimally-invasive operations last year. However, the device has been associated with a growing number of adverse event reports that detail possible Da Vinci surgery robot injuries, including some 70 deaths since 2009. As a result, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is now surveying doctors about the types of Da Vinci complications they may have observed in robotic surgery procedures. On July 16, 2013, the FDA also issued Intuitive Surgical a warning letter after an inspection of its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, revealed several problems, including issues with Intuitive’s process for reporting device corrections and da Vinci complications to the agency.
[bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-18/intuitive-surgical-declines-on-warning-letter-from-fda.html; Bloomberg, July 18, 2013]
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