The use of transvaginal mesh has proved to be more disastrous than the feminine problems, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) it was supposed to repair. Women are complaining about terrible pain, bleeding and infection that they are suffering from after transvaginal mesh was implanted inside of their body.
In the years 2008 to 2010 there were 2,874 complaints to the FDA of pain, tissue erosion, infection, bleeding, organ perforation and increased urinary problems (SUI, UI) in patients who had received a mesh implant. There has recently been a push to get mesh off of the market. The mesh was supposed to help prop up weakened tissue so as to prevent bladder and other female organs from falling down (prolapsing) or stress urinary incontinence.
Over 650 women throughout the United States have sued the mesh manufacturers. In February 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel consolidated several hundred of these lawsuits under one federal judge so as to simplify discovery and to make sure there was ruling uniformity.
In July 2011, the FDA issued a new safety warning for transvaginal mesh saying that “serious risks from transvaginal mesh are not rare.” This January, the FDA forced 33 different mesh manufacturers to conduct three year studies on the safety of their product.