Women are turning to transvaginal mesh groups such as MeshGoneWrong.com for support and news regarding transvaginal mesh surgery complications. The group provides clinical studies, local and phone support groups and a private community for patients who want to discretely talk about their surgical mesh issues.
Transvaginal mesh was produced to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but studies have since revealed the device may cause more harm than good. Many transvaginal mesh manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson and C. R. Bard have stopped selling their mesh devices after thousands of women have complained of severe pain, limited mobility and the need for revision surgery.
Mesh companies could face thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits as the Food and Drug Administration reviews the dangers related to the devices. The first transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleges the company knew its device could cause significant harm to patients but failed to warn them.