Transvaginal Mesh Marketed as a Safe, Effective Product

It is indeed a myth but perhaps more importantly it’s a tragedy. The transvaginal mesh products that have seriously impacted the lives of thousands of women were marketed as safe and effective solutions to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Vaginal mesh lawsuits and the lived experience of thousands of women show this to be a lie.
The manufacturers of these failed vaginal meshes, including Ethicon, Gynecare, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems Inc., C.R. Bard Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Covidien, Inc., aggressively marketed their medical devices as solutions to medical issues when in fact, they didn’t have the scientific and medical research to support such claims. The women who’ve had these vaginal meshes inserted have had to endure the agony of numerous corrective surgeries, IV therapy, blood transfusions and drainage of hematomas or abscesses.
The lives of ordinary women are being permanently altered because of an overly aggressive marketing campaign designed to boost profits rather than safety. That’s the real tragedy here.