Updates On The Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits
Da Vinci Surgical treatment Robot lawsuits and thousands of complaints submitted on behalf of individuals who experienced procedures which utilized the systems have gotten the interest of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to Bloomberg.com.
On Mar. 1, 2013, the article documented on a survey the agency is actually conducting on top hospitals within the U.S., for which they've reached out to surgeons and asked them to respond to a summary of criteria relevant to the Da Vinci Surgery Robot. For example, they were asked to summarize the problems that have turned from use of the device, as well as the types of surgeries they believe them to be best and least suited for and also the kind of instruction they were given on how to function the machines.
The Da Vinci Surgery Robot was formerly endorsed in 2000 to aid surgeons within performing minimally invasive procedures, such as urologic, gynecologic and laparoscopic techniques. They are now as well used in stomach bypass surgeries, gall bladder removal and thyroid cancer surgeries.
However, the number of unpleasant event reports reported over these equipment has only developed in the past few years. Of the 4,600 issues that have been reported with the FDA's MAUDE database since 2000, hedge fund Citron Research noted on Jan. 17, 2012 that 3,900 of those were filed between 07 and The year 2012.
Some of these issues were reported on behalf of men and women who presumably suffered surgical burns and tears to vital internal organs, cut ureters, unnecessary bleeding, bowel injuries and even death.