HARMFUL DEFECTS FOUND IN SURGICAL ROBOT, LITIGATION GROWS

By: Rhett Wallace

Would you want a robot to perform your surgery? Medical companies like Intuitive Surgical repeatedly tell the public that their surgical robots, such as the da Vinci robot system, are as safe, or safer, than human surgeons. However, reported equipment malfunction and injury are on the rise. Recently, Intuitive Surgical released an "urgent medical device notification" informing hospitals that the devices had a serious potential defect. Apparently, in many devices, micro-cracks in the device could cause internal electric burns in patients. Here at Rheingold Law we specialize in holding drug companies that produce harmful drugs and medical devices responsible. We shouldn't have to worry that drug companies are making us worse when they should be making us better. If you or anyone you know has been injured by a medical device, call our firm.