The Bleeding Edge

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7:00 PM, Friday, October 11, 2019
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Technological advances have been responsible for many groundbreaking developments in modern medicine. Countless individuals have seen their quality of life improve through research and development, from the advent of pacemakers to bionic limbs. But there is a dark side to the relentless pace of all this innovation.  In “The Bleeding Edge,” Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (“Invisible War,” “The Hunting Ground”) turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily.  Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks, “What life-saving technologies may actually be killing us?”

Guest Speakers: Two members of WA Advocates for Patient Safety, Peter Mullenix (attorney) and Linda Radach (hip replacement patient advocate) will facilitate a post-film Q&A about health issues related to various medical devices, ways that consumers can protect themselves, and efforts to improve patient safety in Seattle and Washington state.

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 96 min

Director: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

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