On Reveal, we hear from a surgery patient who received some nerve-wracking news.
Derika Moses had undergone spinal fusion surgery, an operation that resulted in four screws being driven into her back. About a year ago, Moses found out that the spinal screws that had been implanted in her body might be fakes – knockoff versions of the ones that are made according to government-approved standards.
It turns out that a company called Spinal Solutions is accused of counterfeiting these medical implants and selling the bogus parts to doctors who used them in surgeries. One Spinal Solutions insider said the company mixed authentic and counterfeit screws in surgical kits sent across the U.S.