Today News: November 26, 2018.
Americans undergo hundreds of thousands of surgeries involving medical devices every year – but does the system that regulates the devices put patients at risk? An NBC News investigation, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, takes a closer look at one type of hip device that caused a world of pain for patients, including former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports for TODAY. NCHR’s Jack Mitchell explains to the Today Show why metal on metal hip replacements were used in US after warnings were released in other countries.