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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. - ISRG

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. - ISRG

10:11 EDT Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ("Intuitive Surgical" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ISRG) (CUSIP: 46120E602) who purchased Intuitive Surgical common stock between October 19, 2011 and April 18, 2013 (the "Class Period"). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.

The investigation concerns whether Intuitive Surgical and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

On March 5, 2013, Bloomberg ran an expose disclosing that its review of pleadings in at least ten lawsuits filed against Intuitive during the prior 14 months and FDA adverse incident reports that had uncovered that robotic surgical systems made by Intuitive had been linked to at least 70 deaths in informal incident reports sent to the FDA since 2009.

On April 18, 2013, CNBC's Investigations, Inc. broadcast an expose on the da Vinci Surgical System consisting of interviews with, among others, doctors, lawyers, and patients who have filed lawsuits against Intuitive claiming they suffered injury while being operated on by surgeons using the da Vinci Surgical System. On this news, shares of Intuitive stock fell $8.62 per share to close at $484.75 per share on April 19, 2013.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, and Florida, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

CONTACT:Robert S. WilloughbyPomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLPrswilloughby@pomlaw.com

SOURCE Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP

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