I knew there was a reason I got licensed to practice law in consumer-friendly Washington:

A Washington state court yesterday denied Intuitive’s bid to throw out a lawsuit over the death of a patient operated on using the company’s da Vinci surgical system, according to court filings. The judge found the state’s product-liability laws require medical-device makers to properly train physicians who buy their products.

Source: Intuitive Surgical Loses Bid to Throw Out Robot Lawsuit – Bloomberg