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Patient Says Intuitive Surgical's Robot Causes Severe Injuries

Law360, New York (May 7, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT) -- A patient injured during an operation performed with a remotely controlled system of robotic arms filed a suit against Intuitive Surgical Inc. in New York Supreme Court Wednesday, accusing the company of promoting a defective device and failing to properly train physicians to use it.

Sharleen Bhoop says Intuitive Surgical markets the da Vinci SI Surgical System on websites aimed at consumers and doctors but hasn’t tested the device’s long-term impacts. She says the company's improper training methods have caused serious complications during surgeries, such as the vein damage Bhoop allegedly sustained that has left her unable to work.

“Defendant has...

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