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Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Maude Database Reports

2 months ago in Patient Focus

No they wouldn't because a lawyer would never take a case from a company that makes a scalpel. That's why Intuitive is a target and dare I say victim in many of these cases. Surgery is a risk regardless of the device(s) used during each case.

Black boxes installed in operating rooms

3 months ago in Patient Focus

I wouldn’t know. I have two different copies of my operative report detailing two different procedures. The DaVinci surge took longer than was anticipated (which is crazy bc robotic surgeries have a known issue of taking a lot longer to start with) and the hospital won’t give me the incident reports that the surgical techs submitted to Risk Management. The DaVinci logs are not available unless subpoenaed.

It can’t go both ways. If transparency isn’t a priority in innovation that is putti…

Davinci- what a scam

3 months ago in Patient Focus

“The site's system logs were reviewed with a procedure date of (b)(6) 2018, error 23075 was identified pointing to the right gimbal, indicating that it possibly moved without the surgeon's hands on the grip” idiot

Btw, what is up with the known issue of the wires breaking at the weld? What is your welding process in manufacturing and at which plant?

Intuitive knew for years that tier robot was defective and did nothing to prevent injuries.

1 year ago in Patient Focus

No proof you say? Go read 2017-03-13 066 Redacted Pl MPSJ Memorandum from Pohly vs. Intuitive and get back too us.

A lot people know about these internal documents from Intuitive and they do prove the company knew. These documents have and will be continued to be used in injury court cases. They prove the Intuitive knew for years about their defective tools and told no one and didn't take them off the market even after injury and deaths started being reported. Since then 277 deaths ha…

Medtechy Deals: You Need this Car Jump Starter Kit

2 weeks ago

Today we are excited to announce an exclusive deal on the RavPower's 14,000mAh Car Jump Starter Kit which has all 5-star reviews and could save the day for a sales rep who needs their car to make a living.


2 years ago in Patient Focus

SAN JOSE, CA 95113-1090
RE: Saraniti v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-251195
RE: Wray, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-252128
RE: Hershey, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-254274
RE: Small v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-255587
The above entitled case has been set for a Special Settlement Conferenc…

TransEnterix Reports Disappointing First Quarter Earnings

2 weeks ago

There's no way to sugarcoat it, TransEnterix has started off 2019 with a very disappointing first quarter earnings report. In August 2018, we wrote that the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 would be critical in understanding how the company has built their capital pipeline.

JNJ Hurts Women

3 years ago in Patient Focus

You can't be serious...

Something meant for babies should be safe for adults, and many adults use baby powder.

Boston Scientific to Acquire Vertiflex for up to $465 Million

2 weeks ago

Boston Scientific today announced they are acquiring Vertiflex for up to $465 million in upfront cash and additional payments which are contingent on milestones over the next three years. Vertiflex was founded in 2005 and is best known for their Superion Indirect Decompression System

Essure Victims Thread

3 years ago in Patient Focus

Persistence pays off and rewards you when you least expect it!!

da Vinci what a scam

4 years ago in Patient Focus

The DWASholes have 4 da Vinci scam threads on the site and they add up to over one thousand replies. Please go away.

Intuitive Surgical - Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

4 years ago in Patient Focus

Educated and read what is on the FDA's main page on any MDR report:

"Although MDRs are a valuable source of information, this passive surveillance system has limitations, including the potential submission of incomplete, inaccurate, untimely, unverified, or biased data. In addition, the incidence or prevalence of an event cannot be determined from this reporting system alone due to potential under-reporting of events and lack of information about frequency of device use. Because of this, MDRs…

Big Challenges Facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2019 in the Healthcare, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry

3 weeks ago

Healthcare has benefited tremendously from information technology. Given the need for precision and the deadly consequences of seemingly tiny errors, IT has helped lower costs, increase efficiency and reduce mistakes in the medical industry. Nevertheless, for all the good that technology has done for medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and hospital record management, it has introduced new challenges.