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Robot-assisted surgery lawsuits to begin this week

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 7:29am
Mass Device

The 1st in a series of lawsuits against medical device maker Intuitive Surgical and its da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system is set to begin this week in Washington.

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The 1st in a series of lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical's (NSDQ:ISRG) is set to begin this week in Washington, with a state court prepared to hear opening arguments accusing the company of failing to provide sufficient training to surgeons using the device.

There are at least a dozen lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical and the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system, some from patients who claim they were permanently injured and others filed by families of patients who died after undergoing surgery.

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