Robot Not Cause Of Patient's Impotence: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 5:22 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that clears Intuitive Surgical Inc. of product liability and negligence claims in a cancer patient's suit alleging that he began suffering from erectile dysfunction following the malfunction of the company's surgical robot during his prostatectomy.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a decision handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 11 that granted Intuitive Surgical's bid for summary...
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