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Defective Da Vinci Surgical Robot Sparks Hospital Burn Lawsuits


New York, NY: Statistics indicate that hospital burns are rare, but several hospital burn lawsuits involving the da Vinci Surgical Robot claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot.

The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. According to the complaint, the robot is defective: design flaws include un-insulated wiring.

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