• Local woman pushing for change after she says she was harmed by a medical device


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Right now laws prevent makers of any faulty medical device from being sued on a state level if the device was approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

    [RELATED: Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits]

    The Medical Device Safety Act did not pass when it was first introduced in 2017, but momentum is starting to build around it again since the documentary "The Bleeding Edge" was released on Netflix.

    Filmmakers claim certain inferior medical devices have been pushed on patients by doctors and those doctors have gained financially by pushing those products.

    Watch the video above as one local woman tells Channel 9 why she traveled to the country's capitol to push for change. 

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