Advanced Bionics Put Profit Over People q

Advanced Bionics headquarters against a blue sky with black lettered spray painted signs on white poster boards hanging in front on a fence spelling out the words (AB) HARMS DEAF CHILDREN July 2013

Advanced Bionics headquarters against a blue sky with black lettered spray painted signs on white poster boards hanging in front on a fence spelling out the words (AB) HARMS DEAF CHILDREN July 2013

ADVANCED BIONICS keeps shocking us.

Advanced Bionics Put Profit Over People q

We have been sharing info on the dangers of cochlear implants for a while here at the People of the Eye place simply because no one else was.

It wasn’t anything i wanted to pursue or even think about.  But the truth kept on a calling and there are more truths to be told.

In addition to Advanced Bionics being fined by the FDA to the tune of $1.1 million dollars and having numerous recalls and having caused alot of deaths from meningitis infections post implantation – it was sued by a KY family who’s daughter got shocked by her Advanced Bionics cochlear implant four years AFTER it was implanted due to a moisture leak.  A Ky jury awarded the family over $7 million dollars.

[see A Tool That Shocks – Advanced Bionics & AG Bell https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/a-tool-that-shocks-the-holy-grail/]

The latest is more facts are coming out about how Advanced Bionics engaged in corporate deviance – knowingly allowing their faulty devices to remain out on the market.  This is a HUGE problem folks cuz these devices dont just sit on shelves, they don’t just travel in people’s pockets – they get implanted into the brain – yes the electrodes make contact with the brain and moisture leak where there is brain fluid is NOT NOT NOT NOT cool.

Deceit is not sweet. – So see the latest news story from the Today show of NBC about a family that is VERY upset that their daughter got a faulty implant.  Language delay is not cool.  Corporate deviance is derelict.  Profit from false prophecies unjust.  http://www.today.com/health/defective-cochlear-implants-shocked-kids-even-though-company-had-been-2D79371793

Note the quote from the doctor in the news:

Dr. Gadre says he’s angry that small children were forced to undergo multiple, traumatic surgeries.

“I think those human beings made a terrible decision,” he said. “When you start putting profits before people, because that’s the only way I can interpret this, if you start putting profits before people it never comes to a good end. There’s no way that that could ever come to a good end.”

Advanced Bionics putting profit over WEE people is totally unconscionable.  AG Bell Association being associated (ie in bed with Advanced Bionics) – accepting HUGE amounts of money from Advanced Bionics and featuring them as their major conference sponsors is WRONG.

With a capital A for Audism and C for capitalism.

NOT COOL.

Very thankful that Audism Free America held a peaceful demonstration at Advanced Bionics in July 2013 and spelled out the truth to help make the invisible visible.

group of protesters in front of Advanced Bionics hold up white poster boards with black spraypainted letters spelling out (AB) Harms Deaf Children in the scorching heat of LA, CA July 2013

group of protesters in front of Advanced Bionics hold up white poster boards with black spray painted letters spelling out (AB) Harms Deaf Children in the scorching heat of LA, CA July 2013

Audism Free America started a petition calling upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate and impartial and independent investigation into the safety of cochlear implants especially in children.  The petition has over 1500 signatures at the PETITION ONLINE site – Please feel free to sign and circulate.  Many prominent folks have signed the petition such as Drs. Ben Bahan and Harlan Lane.  Add your John Hancock so that we get ANSWERS. http://www.petitiononline.com/AFA62509/petition.html

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ella
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 15:19:29

    Thanks for this. Be sure to update the link to petition. This one goes to one saying petition is closed. I notice over at Facebook, under AFA, the petition link seems to work ok.

  2. Barb Wifi
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 16:00:28

    Hi Patty,

    It’s one of the eye-opening articles about the facts of the harmful effects of ci indeed. Tried to get in the petition to see if I had signed it as I don’t remember which petitions I had signed but this one said that it is closed? Doesn’t it accept any more signatures ?

  3. Barb Wifi
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 16:01:18

    Oops I meant Patti not Patty!

  4. handeyes
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 17:23:03

    Greetings Ella and Barb –

    not sure what the problem is. I checked the link on two different computers and both worked fine

    Last night i had put in a Change.org version of the petition and then afterward discovered that it was “closed / expired” so i replaced the link with our original petition online system so all i can think of is maybe you both are viewing the blog entry in cache form – the original posting i had up before i myself tested the link and realized it was a dud and then revised and put in the online petition link

    can you try clicking refresh and then scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click the link – if that works YA HOO and let me know

    if it doesnt work – maybe try copying and pasting the link to see if that will work?

    if neither works – let me know and ill try to figure out why its not working (my only other guess is – im using firefox and macs so maybe that is allowing it whereas what u r using isnt allowing u?)

    thanks again for letting me know and for caring about this topic – it counts!

    peace

    patti

  5. Barbara
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 00:59:08

    Patti,

    Made it! It works now that I am able to sign it. Thanks!

    Hi Ella!

    Barbara

  6. handeyes
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 03:59:34

    Great

    thanks for letting me know Barb

    peace

    p

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