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Technological Change Creates a ‘Blind Spot’ in Physician Credentialing
HealthLeaders Media

When a patient suffered a cascade of complications after robotic surgery, his lawyers thought the doctor, the hospital, and the device maker should be liable. But in a malpractice case involving the da Vinci Surgical System, the courts disagreed. The 2013 decision that Intuitive Surgical, the maker of da Vinci, was not responsible for the action of a poorly trained doctor may be good news for the medical device makers.