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Who Is Responsible for the Safe Introduction of New Surgical Technology?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Jason C. Pradarelli, Joseph P. Thornton, Justin B. Dimick

This editorial outlines the changing legal landscape for device manufacturers.  The authors discuss a recent legal judgment against Intuitive (da Vinci robot) that found the company failed to notify a hospital regarding a new robot user, indicating that Intuitive held responsibility for ensuring safe implementation of their systems in clinical settings.

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