da Vinci Robotic Surgery
The da Vinci robot, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, is being aggressively marketed and used in surgeries throughout the country. The device has limitations and has the propensity to increase the types and numbers of injuries. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a statement to its members recommending that the da Vinci robot not be used in hysterectomy surgeries. Thousands of injuries have been reported from the use of the da Vinci robot, including but not limited to, electrical burns, bleeding, internal injuries, and death. The primary purpose of this Litigation Group is education of AAJ members and to organize research and resources to create effective litigation strategies against Intuitive Surgical and health care providers who are harming the public using the robot. The Group also serves as a repository of critical documents for the purpose of sharing the documents among members to aid in the prosecution of claims arising out of the use of the robot.
This Litigation Group was formed in 2013.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgery Litigation Group has a list server and a document library where members can share information, documents, and pertinent information as well as holds education programs.
AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions, or as needed by group members.