A new study shows that almost 1 in 4 women will experience pelvic floor disorders, which can lead to pain, urinary or bowel leakage and discomfort during intercourse. The most common reason for the disorder is childbirth.
Pelvic floor disorders can lead to pelvic organ prolapse if not treated properly, but one particular treatment option has led to tens of thousands of complaints. Transvaginal mesh implants were used in thousands of pelvic floor disorder surgeries before most manufacturers recalled their products due to injuries.
Transvaginal mesh was designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but has been found to increase risk of pain, bleeding, tissue damage and mesh migration. Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers alleging that they released dangerous devices.