Nationally recognized medical journalist, Heidi Godman, invited Attorney Ilyas Sayeg on her radio show to discuss problems with metal on metal hip implants. Mr. Sayeg explains what’s going wrong with MoM hips and what patients can do to stay informed.
The FDA in the United States has not recalled ALL brands of MoM hips, such as the Biomet M2a Magnum, even though health authorities in countries across Europe and Australia have issued warnings or completely taken these hips off the market.
Sayeg says hip manufacturers like Biomet have never admitted there’s anything wrong with their Magnum M2a line of hip implants. In addition, Biomet has NOT given enough information to U.S. surgeons about problems in other countries with these same hip implants.
“If you’re going to put something out there that’s going into a human body, you better have tested for safety and effectiveness, and know that that thing is safe. And if it’s not, you’ve got to be held accountable for that.” – Attorney Ilyas Sayeg – Radio interview
Click below to hear the entire radio interview.
Heidi Godman is a health reporter for U.S. News and serves as the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Her work has appeared in dozens of online and print publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor. Heidi also spent more than 20 years as a TV news anchor and health reporter. She’s interviewed surgeons in operating rooms, scientists in laboratories, and patients in all phases of treatment. Heidi has earned numerous awards for outstanding health reporting and was the first TV broadcaster in the nation to be named a journalism fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.