(PRWEB) December 07, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Dec. 3 that Intuitive Surgical recently warned its customers that its da Vinci surgical robots can stall during procedures, according to a Dec. 4 Bloomberg story. The surgical robot law firm Rottenstein Law Group LLP, which provides information on da Vinci lawsuits and side effects at http://www.roboticsurgerylawsuitcenter.com/, notes that this is not the first warning about the surgical robot system.
Friction in the arms of the robotic surgical device could cause the tools to stall, and result in a frantic “catchup” if surgeons try to operate against the resistance, according to Bloomberg.* It is said to affect more than 1,000 units worldwide. The news follows an FDA report indicating there were more than 3,600 adverse event reports as of Nov. 3 of this year, data which led hospitals to consider better training procedures, according to a Nov. 11 Businessweek article.**
“With the promise of new technology comes the reality of the risks involved,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “We often receive calls from those who are looking to file lawsuits because of the device’s serious alleged side effects. We applaud the FDA for releasing this information.”
The da Vinci surgical robot features four mechanical arms with precision surgical tools and a camera, designed to allow a surgeon to perform procedures such as prostate removals and hysterectomies less invasively than through traditional methods. However, the robot system has been found to cause potentially dangerous side effects, such as internal burns, nerve damage and lacerations, according a July 12 Bloomberg article.***
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe that their da Vinci robotic surgery harmed them to visit the firm’s da Vinci lawsuits FAQ page for quick answers to their questions and to contact an attorney for a free consultation.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP LLP
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Intuitive Surgical asserts that it is fully committed to superior training opportunities for surgeons and surgical teams in the use of its products, but notes that it does not participate in determining when a surgeon is adequately prepared to operate using the da Vinci Surgical System.