For ICIJ's Leo Sisti the Implant Files was the beginning of a nightmare – as he struggled to find answers about his hip replacement.
Medical tourism operators are luring patients to Africa for operations that leave them in crippling pain and with little more than WhatsApp messages for support.
Millions worldwide live with faulty medical devices inside them that have been taken off the market.
Manufacturers fought to get implants back on the market. Regulators gave in. Now thousands of patients are paying the price.
From garage startup to global dominance, Medtronic bent and broke rules in its relentless pursuit of success.
Confidential injury and malfunction reports have tripled in less than 10 years in many countries
As business boomed and profits soared on the back of a trailblazing hip replacement, patients across the world paid a heavy price for the failings of regulators.