Washington Supreme Court: Da Vinci Robot Maker Must Warn Hospitals

(February 10, 2017, 1:16 PM EST) -- OLYMPIA, Wash. — The manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical robot had a duty to warn a hospital about the risks of the device to credential the physician who used it, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Feb. 9 in vacating a 2013 defense verdict for Intuitive Surgical Inc. in a wrongful death trial (Josette Taylor, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., No. 92210-1, Wash. Sup., 2017 Wash. LEXIS 200)....

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