Netflix’s “The Bleeding Edge” Draws Attention to Medical Device Injuries

September 19th, 2018

Medical devices are used to treat a variety of health problems. Everything from heart arrhythmias and worn-down joints to surgical wounds and artery blockages can be addressed with medical devices that are implanted inside patients’ bodies.

A documentary about medical devices and their potential dangers called “The Bleeding Edge” was released on Netflix in April 2018. The documentary highlights the way defective or dangerous medical devices have changed the lives of several patients and how the industry is less regulated than the drug industry. It also shows how much power companies in the medical device industry have and how easily they can get their products to market—even when they’re potentially unsafe.

Like the pharmaceutical industry, the medical device industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry. When new medical devices are released to the market, the companies that manufacture and market them often have huge expenses they must recoup. That means potentially dangerous devices can end up being used in hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

Get the Help You Deserve after Your Medical Device Injury 

If you were harmed by a medical device, it’s important to get an experienced legal team on your side right away. Despite the great power that medical device companies have over regulation agencies and governmental bodies, they aren’t immune to paying settlements to the people their products have harmed.

At Dudley DeBosier, our Louisiana defective product lawyers know how to build strong claims for victims like you, and we know how to maximize compensation. We’ll collect evidence that proves your injuries were caused by your medical device and that the manufacturer was aware of the risks that their device posed to patients.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.