Robotic Surgery and Law in USA — A Critique

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Sulbha Rai

University of Washington - School of Law; Desh International Law

Date Written: June 1, 2013


The focus of my paper is on medical malpractice standards in the USA and how they apply on the Robotic Surgery Systems (RSS). Focus is on the current scenario, problems with the current legal system and recommendations for paving the way for future legal regulations regarding this developing technology, its improvements and use of robotics in the field of medicine.

Keywords: robot law, Da Vinci, robotic surgical system, robotic surgery, medical malpractice, surgery, tort law, product liability

Suggested Citation

Rai, Sulbha and Rai, Sulbha, Robotic Surgery and Law in USA — A Critique (June 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Sulbha Rai (Contact Author)

Desh International Law ( email )

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