da Vinci Lawsuits Information Center Notes Surgical Robot Lawsuitsâ e Surgicalâ s Failure to Meet Revenue

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The firm is currently offering da Vinci robot lawsuit evaluations to those who h ave allegedly suffered serious complications during robotic surgery procedures. New York, NY, United States, October 23, 2013 -- da Vinci surgical robot maker I ntuitive Surgical failed to meet revenue estimates following a third-quarter dro p in sales, which a Bloomberg article at least partly attributes to persistent q uestions about the effectiveness of using the da Vinci for surgeries such as hys terectomies and prostate removals. The da Vinci Lawsuit Information Center notes that in addition to questions posed by news outlets, there are research studies that indicate issues with Intuitiveâ s surgical robot system. According to Bloomberg, Intuitiveâ s revenue decreased about seven percent amid scrut iny of the marketing and effectiveness of its da Vinci robot, which costs about $1.5 million per unit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also been surve ying surgeons about the rise in adverse events reports, the article said. Research studies have shown no benefit of robotic surgery over other types of su rgery. Outcomes from hysterectomies that use the da Vinci opposed to laparoscopi c surgery were similar, but with one major difference: patients involved in da V inci surgeries were at an increased risk of pneumonia, according to a study publ ished in the September 2013 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The da Vinci features four robotic arms with precision tools and cameras that in tended to allow a surgeon to perform certain procedures less invasively than the traditional method. The device has been found to cause potentially dangerous si de effects, such as internal burns, nerve damage and lacerations, according to a Sept. 9 New York Times report. The da Vinci has been linked to 74 deaths, accor ding to the Times. Intuitive recently initiated a class-2 recall of about 30 da Vinci units because of potential safety compliance issues, according to a July 1 2 Bloomberg story. The da Vinci Lawsuit Information Center encourages those who believe that their da Vinci robotic surgery has harmed them to visit its website for a free confide ntial case evaluation. bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-17/intuitive-s-profit-declines-on-lower-da-vinci-robo t-sales.html journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Comparison_of_Robotic_and_La paroscopic.99682.aspx well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/new-concerns-on-robotic-surgeries/?_r=0 bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-12/intuitive-surgical-may-not-have-tested-devices-pro perly.html Intuitive Surgical asserts that it is fully committed to superior training oppor tunities for surgeons and surgical teams in the use of its products, but notes t hat it does not participate in determining when a surgeon is adequately prepared to operate using the da Vinci Surgical System. Contact: Aaron M Vehling da Vinci Lawsuit Informat New York, NY 10036 646-558-2291 avehling@rotlaw.com


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