The Bleeding Edge

A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

2018 | Running Time: 1 Hour 39 minutes | Rating: TV-14

In The Bleeding Edge, Academy Award-nominated investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry;[4] 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, it asks: What lifesaving technologies may actually be killing us? It explores Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure, vaginal mesh, the Da Vinci Surgical System, and chrome-cobalt hip-replacements. Director: Kirby Dick ; Producers: Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy

“Kirby Dick’s disturbingly powerful exposé of the medical-device industry nails a corporatized America that has stopped taking care of its citizens.”


“This unnerving medical documentary plays like an all-too-real horror show that is ongoing for thousands of unwitting patients with meager relief in sight.”