The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that failure rates related to transvaginal mesh devices could be as high as 10%. Between 2005 and 2010, more than 4,000 people filed transvaginal mesh injury reports with the FDA.
Several mesh manufacturers have issued transvaginal mesh recalls for their products, including C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. The companies face thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that the medical devices caused serious injuries.
Patients who received a transvaginal mesh implant have complained of bleeding, severe pain, limited mobility and tissue damage, among other side effects. Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are expected to reach into the tens of thousands.