Friday, August 3, 2018

Comment on documentary "Bleeding Edge" and the medical device industry

Netflix recently released a documentary called "The Bleeding Edge" which details many problems with medical devices today, with emphasis on the suffering of thousands of people due to Bayer’s Essure contraceptive, DePuy’s ASR hip implant, Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh, and the Da Vinci surgical robot.  Most medical devices aren’t tested with clinical trials. The medical devices which are tested can pass with a minimal showing, and Congress has adopted laws that shut the courthouse doors on injured victims. 

You can read a good comment on the documentary and the issues it raises by Max Kennerly at Litigation and Trial.

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