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Submission + - Robots, Apparently, Are Botching Surgeries All Over the Place ( 1

pigrabbitbear writes: ""We are committed to helping victims of robot surgery receive the medical care and compensation they deserve As both a lawyer and a licensed medical doctor, Dr. Francois Blaudeau has made it his mission to fight for the victims of traumatic complications as a result of botched robot surgery."

That's the opening salve from the medical malpractice lawyers who run the slick fear factory of a website, According to the doctor-lawyers behind it—doctor-lawyers like Francois Blaudeau, MD, JD, FACHE, FCLM—“thousands of people have suffered severe and critical complications at the hands of surgical robots.” In fact, “robotic surgery has been linked to many serious injuries and severe complications, including death.”"

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Robots, Apparently, Are Botching Surgeries All Over the Place

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  • As a pre-med, I find this immensely interesting. However, the problem with this argument (as the OP implies) is that it's a law firm. Of course they're going to tell us that robots are botching surgeries; they're God-damned medical malpractice attorneys. They'll say that any procedure or medicine, no matter how well-researched, is botched.

    I spent time volunteering in the operating room at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, AZ and had the opportunity to sit and watch numerous robotic surgeries. Contra

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.