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Advocating Safety in Healthcare E-Sisters

The Bleeding Edge

ASHES president Angie Firmalino was featured in the Netflix documentary The Bleeding Edge. See her personal story,

along with how she and the E-Sisters fought to get a dangerous medical device off the market—and won!

Now Available On Netflix!

From Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering,

THE BLEEDING EDGE is a new documentary that asks:

What life saving medical devices may actually be harming us?

Patient advocates, support groups, medical providers and schools are now invited to host free screenings of the

film on their campuses and in their communities,

where screenings can serve as forums for crucial education and discussion on patient safety.

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The Bleeding Edge discusses the lax medical device approval process of the FDA.

We are fighting to make changes for better regulations.

One important step is passing The Medical Device Safety Act.

The purpose of this bill is to restore a patient’s right to litigation should he/she be harmed by a Class III medical device.

Even decades after the FDA’s pre market approval of a Class III device, if it is proven to be ineffective or proven to cause harm,

individuals still cannot hold the manufacturer liable for injury,

even in the case of a recall.