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Remote/robotic surgery - Essay Example
Design & Technology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Name Date Section # Remote/Robotic Surgery A. Is this legal At this juncture, remote surgery is legal in all fifty United States; however, the commonality of its usage is restricted to a few special cases. This restriction is due to the fact of its overall rarity and expense rather than current laws restricting its use and or application…
Not only will medical professionals be responsible for any mistakes that are made while a remote surgery is in process, they could also face the specter of being liable for any malfunction of any given part of the apparatus; whereas before they were solely responsible for their own malpractice and the potential malpractice of their attending staff. This brings us to the second question with regards to legality - responsibility for errors that might occur. B. Who is responsible for errors? Although liability costs have already been discussed, this is a far cry from ascribing responsibility to who and what for any mishaps that may occur during a remote surgery. The fact of the matter is, at this point, no one truly knows what entity might be held responsible for any malpractice lawsuits that may occur as a result of a botched operation. ...
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