Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh that is implanted to help organs and weak tissue. They are most commonly used to treat POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) and SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence). There have been numerous adverse reports made against these mesh products, causing the FDA to release a public health warning about the products. There are numerous side effects associated with these defective products including
- Vaginal scarring, bleeding, infections, drainage, tissue erosion and pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Pressure in the lower abdomen
- Reoccurrence of POP or SUI
- Surgery to remove or repair the product
- Perforations of nearby organs
- Continue urinary problems
Removal of the mesh must be done through surgery or sometimes multiple surgeries. This alone has the potential to cause even more physical and emotional damage. Many manufactures have removed the products from use, but not before causing problems for thousands of women.
There have been millions of dollars in payments to the thousands of women who have filed lawsuits after suffering from any of the side effects. They were also rewarded due to the financial troubles and emotional distressed caused by the product.