Black boxes for surgery, much like the black boxes used in airplanes, is being advocated by some physicians and many malpractice attorneys.
The device, being developed by Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, would track every move made by a surgeon’s hands and would allow review and critique of even the tiniest detail of the procedure.
He feels that widespread adoption of the technology would allow real-time correction of surgeon’s errors and would eliminate bad outcomes and surgical complications. However, many other surgeon’s are skeptical about this grandiose claim and see it as a means to aid in tort prosecutions.
Attorneys Richard Epstein and William McMurry are thrilled by the idea. Epstein is an advocate for rushing the device into use.