How Much May Women Receive to Settle Lawsuits Over a Vaginal Mesh Sling Failure?



Thousands of women throughout the United States are pursuing financial settlements against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products, after suffering erosion of the mesh into the vagina, damage to the uterus or other internal organs, pelvic pain and other complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

All of the complaints involve similar allegations that the medical device manufacturers designed and sold defective and unreasonably dangerous products, failing to adequately warn women and the medical community about the risk of vaginal mesh failure.

Most of the lawsuits filed in the federal court system have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings, where they are being handled in a manner similar to how a vaginal mesh class action would proceed. However, each case remains an individual lawsuit and each plaintiff’s damages will be determined based on the individual circumstances in their case and how the mesh failure has impacted their health.

A series of “bellwether” trials are currently underway in the vaginal mesh litigation involving a number of different products, which are designed to allow the parties to gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and testimony that will be repeated throughout many cases.

Several juries have already awarded damages of several million for women who have had their case go to trial, including some cases that resulted in punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturers for their actions surrounding the sale of the products.

During the preparations for these trials, the court has been pushing to parties towards settlement negotiations to resolve cases. A number of individual settlement agreements have already been reached, and several manufacturers have announced global deals to settle large volumes of cases.

Despite the settlements, thousands of cases continue to move forward to trial and new lawsuits continue to be filed. If all of the different manufacturers do not reach agreements to settle vaginal mesh lawsuits following a series of “bellwether” trials set throughout 2014, hundreds of individual cases may be remanded back to courts throughout the country for simultaneous trial dates in 2015.

Any negotiations to settle transvaginal mesh injury claims will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each case. If a lawsuit proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury from a vaginal mesh.

Some of the common factors that a jury may consider include:

  • The extent and duration of the injury suffered from a vaginal mesh complication;
  • The effect that the vaginal mesh injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff;
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past or future medical expenses caused by vaginal mesh complications;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity.

Find Out If You May Qualify for a Mesh Settlement

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for women who have experienced problems to help determine if they may be entitled to financial compensation through a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling settlement.

All claims are pursued on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee if we are successful obtaining a settlement or recovery in the case.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated November 18, 2013

104 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Lucien says:

    I am male with implant of a hernial mesh and I am hurting .

    Posted on March 3, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • marie says:

    I had a hernia last year and when i move i hear crackling noise and my stomach hurt me in my sleep so bad and when ibend and move i can hear it.

    Posted on March 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  • John says:

    I am searching for the Attorneys from the San Diego area handliong this lawsuit. My mother was deeply affected by this procedure and they contacted us once and she sent her information in. We have since lost the p;aperwork containing thier information anyone if you know these3 lawyers please reply.

    Posted on March 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

  • Robert says:

    Have had an abdominal hernia and mesh repair. For the past couple of years i have had some type of wire, stitch or something that has been protruding from my bellybutton. When i bend or turn in some ways it sticks me and i am concerned about infection. Is this due to the mesh coming away from repair?

    Posted on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  • Rebekah says:

    I had a large surgical hernai repair done in 2011 and I called an attorney because of pain & infection (now it has to come out 3 week stay in hospital) The attorney I called said I don’t qualify for the suit since it was installed in 2011.

    Posted on September 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm

  • Rosa says:

    I had the pelvic bladder sling put in October of 2011, manufactured by Boston Scientific for bladder prolapse and had another surgery a year later and a two dncs , I have constant pain in my pelvic area going around into my back followed by shooting pains that stop me in my tracks, now doctor says there is no mesh a new doctor I don’t want surgery again or the doctor who placed this in me to touch me searching for a doctor who will listen to me and my complications.
    have a lawsuit pending. but money isn’t going to heal my body back!

    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  • jan says:

    I have pelvic mesh prolapse with mesh erosion into the vaginal floor. It causes severe pelvic pain, is bleeding, and the worst is the horrible foul smelling discharge. It has ruined my relationship of a 35 yr. marriage. No one can understand why I have to sit most of the time. I have an attorney and doctor. I was to have surgery today but developed a bladder infection and was having what I thought was severe arthritis pain in my hips and buttocks. I went to my arthritis doctor today. They thought it was probably referred pain from POP. I got a steriod shot and non narcotic injection. It has been hours, and I am still in severe pain. I am raising my 14 y.o. grand daughter. The lady that was going to keep her for 6 days , her mother died last night from ovarian cancer at 51. So,I am stuck until after Christmas. My doctor is 100 miles away and said with my surgery I would not be able to do anything for 4-6 wks. Ladies, if you had a repair for POP and you have pelvic pain or bleeding, GO TO A DOCTOR. I thought it was arthritis until I started bleeding and discharge. Then, I found the prolapse by finding a large knot. It now occludes the opening to my bladder, and I have to stand to urinate. I keep a bladder infection. Get help. I had trouble finding a doctor, had to get an attorney to find me one. I had surgery cancelled 4 times. For sure it was today,and now I am in a fix. I had a lady that worked for the attorney told me Friday that I probably would not get a penny after my attorney, medical bills, and travel expenses were deducted. A lady spills coffee at McDonalds and gets over a million dollars, and I have severe medical problems and get nothing. Does that sound fair. If we all will stick together, maybe someone will hear us. I have 3 kinds of mesh, all made by Bard, and all have failed.

    Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

  • lisa says:

    I have (3) transvaginal meshes in me, 2, by one company, ! by another.

    My body is always septic, 1- 2 week visits to Hospital, for rounds of antibiotic treatments, until I can get the Mesh revision surgery…
    There are nights I stay awake I run such high fevers from being Septic, as all the bacteria good, bad, or indifferent collect in the mesh, and that is not counting the damage this does to one’s other organs, I have so much other damage inside me due to the mesh, my colon, kidneys, liver. FOOD and sleep are my worst enemies at this point, as the nausea is constant, my urinary track is worse than ever. Colon damage, I have a severe rectocele in my colon tract, and my feces collects in that rectocele. I always feel like I am in full blown labor from the pressure, my hip muscles are damaged as that is where they hooked the mesh. FDA AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES KNEW BEFORE they ever started using it in the USA that it was a dangerous and faulty product, as EUROPE had banned these said MESH products from useage 2-5 years before it was ever used in th USA. The FDA & PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES hid these dangerous affects from the public out of GREED…

    The FDA never did the proper testing that should have been done, instead they used us as their testing GUINEA PIGS, AND RATS. The MESH products were piggybacked into useage on the SMALL hernia patches. They the FDA and PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES knew that even the small hernia patches were have adverse affects.

    and OUR so called GOVERNMENT just sticks their heads in the sand, as IGNORANCE is BLISS to them…

    i am scared on a daily basis that I am going to die, I know about death, but this has been put upon us VICTIMS by NO FAULT OF OUR OWN…Human instinct is to trust. I am now on SSI, and State Medical from the MESH. I am paying living hell to even find a UROGYNECOLOGIST that takes my MEDICAL INSURANCE.

    I am a young 55 year old woman and I have had the Mesh in me for over 7 years, and the longer it is in me the more dangerous and SEPTIC i, am my body become. I know how many women have died from the Transvaginal MESH, and I know how many have committed SUICIDE as the PAIN is so unbearable at times. I am at times bedridden for a week or so. None of us VICTIMS deserved this…
    This is like a never ending most intense flu like symptoms, multiplied.

    And the palm greasing $$$ payoffs going back and forth from FDA’s, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, and even doctor’s is so UNGODLY DISGUSTING, TO JUST KEEP QUIET.


    WOW we victims are being victimized over & over again, by ALL THE PLAYERS IN THIS GAME OF THEIRS.. GREED, personified at the expense of us GUINEA PIGS VICTIMS..



    I DID ASK MANY MANY QUESTIONS, the Dr.’s said it was the safest thing going..

    7 years of my life have been lost, not counting I have lost everything else car, home fiance, and more..


    I AM BASICALLY FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE, I will be going back to the HOSPITAL today or tomorrow, for another 1-2 of antibiotic treatments, but my body is also getting immuned to those treatments.








    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

  • Annette says:

    I had my first sling in 1998 it failed, had my second in 2008 then it failed and had to have revised surgery went through my vigina wall and my urthea. Nov 2013 a hole in my colon had a 1 ft removed. The hole time I have chronic bladder infection with blood, and discharge. I’, 49 an feel 80. I’ve been marrid 33 years and I have no sex life do to all the pain.Dr’s run and do not want to help they try to push you off to other Dr’s. I’m needing another surgery it is now bulging in my vigina again. I have so much pain everyday sitting or standing. I have atty too, but, it is taking so long with so many medical bills. Will it ever end? We do need to stand together and get together and push them to pay up for all the damages and servere pain. Let me know if there is somewhere we cn all talk about this and what atty we have. I’m really upset on how long this is taking. Annette

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  • Just Brown says:

    I never question what the side effects may have been just put all my trust in a person called Doctor who was doing the best for me, so know that I can’t control my bladder and stay in pain like most of the time. I can only think who approved this solution.

    Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

  • Leann says:

    My husband was in an accident. He not only had mesh implanted but has also had 5 hernia surgeries that involved mesh being used. He is always in pain. I need to know if you also represent male cases or know of someone that does.

    Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:57 am

  • Wanda says:

    My transvaginal mesh to correct POP was in 2007. It is my understanding that too much time has passed to file suit. I have had 3 subsequent surgeries, including a Medtronic implant device to control urination. The last surgery was in 2012. My doctor made a bladder sling out of abdominal muscles. I have had nothing but pain and embarrassment since the day I had my first surgery. I have missed several weeks of work having surgery an then recuperating. Sex is a thing of the past as far as I can see. The last surgery did not fix the problem and although my doctor attempted to remove the mesh she was unable to remove all of it. So……

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

  • Virginia says:

    To Lisa: I am so sorry you are going to so much pain. You are so right!!!! We were guinea pigs. I had a mini-arc bladder sling implanted on Jan. 2013 when i had my hysterectomy. My bladder prolapsed 3 months later and I have extreme sorness between my legs, the bladder (which is outside of my vagina) swells up and looks a extra jumbo egg (shape of the bladder) and I now have limited my activities. I am married so you know no relations with my husband. They should be compensated also!!!! I get constipated, my back is started to hurt, whenever i get out of a car, I am so sore due to sitting that I walk like I just got off of a horse. We have had to cancel two trips because I cannot sit for an extended period of time. It’s like you are sitting on a ball. I am also becoming very tired. We women deserve better. This is not fair and it’s time we took a stand on the pharmaceutical companies who use us. I will pray for you and all of us women who are undergoing this problem. God bless you and with his grace you will soon be healed. May the blood of Christ flow upon you and may Mother Mary help all of us. Virginia

    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  • Tammy says:

    Why is it too late I’ve been overseas I haven’t even heard about it till I got back recently that they were even having a lawsuit the problems for life on my can’t believe they’re even put a time limit on it

    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm

  • Dee says:

    I was supposed to have bladder reconstruction (transvaginal mesh to repair POP) last Tuesday, but had to postpone temporarily. I like my Gynecologist & she assures me they have a new product that will not cause the same problems, but I’ve done more research now & I am scared to death. I understand that some women have gotten Bladder Cancer! I’ve talked to 2 women recently who have had 2 bladder slings & BOTH have failed. Originally, I thought I could have the DaVinci without the sling, but the doctor said with the tilted position of my bladder, I would most likely have a problem leaking. I don’t have that now, but I’m afraid I’ll “deliver” my bladder at WalMart or the gym some day soon! I’m a widow of 6 years who reconnected with my high school sweetheart. I’ve been inorgasmic most of my adult life & although this is TMI, I’m thrilled to report that at 64, I have multiple G-spot orgasms!!! I don’t want to lose that! I am getting stressed out & depressed about this. I have to do something…soon…but what?

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  • Noni says:

    The time limit is from the time you are diagosed as having the medical problems being related to the product. While mine was placed in 2007, I only learned that the ongoing and worsening symptoms I have were from the mesh and I was scheduled for surgery shortly after to have it removed. Therefore my case was actionable yet; it was filed in late 2013. Don’t assume you don’t have a case if you recently found out that medical problems are related to the mesh! Consult an attorney.

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  • Glory says:

    I am one of the victims of a damaged bladder T-Sling that was put in me on May of 2011. I have seen 4 different urologists to see if I can get this fixed and because of other health issues that I have they refuse to do a reversal. I have at least 2-3 UTI’s every month and the constant antibiotics I have to take tear my stomach up to the point I am in constant pain. I have foul smelling discharges severe pain, and of course absolutely NO intercourse. I have an understanding husband but how much longer can he put up with my inability to do so many things without enduring terrible pain. I have been seeing a therapist and he is bewildered by the length of time it is taking the lawyers and courts are taking to try to settle for some type of compensation, although no amount of money will fix my problems or take away the pain..I am not taking any narcotic pain meds except for muscle relaxers and mild anxiety meds. My hips hurt and the doctor wants me to start using catheters which are also painful but are supposed to cut down on the amount of UTI’s I get each month. I pray all the time that not only mine but everyone affected by the defective meshes gets some relief and compensation for pain , suffering and mental anguish suffered do to someone elses incompetence. I got a lawyer over 2 years ago and my case hasn’t even been filed with a court as yet ad they cannot tell me when it will be. Is there anyone out there that can help us that have been hurt most of which will be for the rest of lives. God Bless all who are suffering too! My prayers and thoughts go out to You all!

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  • Rhonda says:

    My mesh was put in in July 2010. Within 6 mos I had lots of pain and discomfort. Sex was something I had to prepare myself for. It would be very painful and last for days after. I found a doctor over 100 miles away and he said he could help. He has done 1000’s of them so I was very comfortable with my choice. Good news… Mesh was removed 6 days ago!! Bad news…. It took 6 hours and there is a piece of a metal anchor about half the size of a piece of rice that is so far into the tissue it can not be removed. I only hope that it will not cause problems. Doc said he called manufacturer during the surgery and they said it would not cause any problems. Like they are gonna say it would anyway. They said the sling was safe. I truly hope that the law will make sure we are compensated for our pain and the companies have to own up that they did something wrong. God Bless

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 pm

  • MARCELLA says:

    I had my uterus removed and a pelvic mech placed in 2001 at the age of 32. While that placement my bladder was nicked. My worst nightmare began. I started having severe pelvic pain, urinary problems,Constipation, bowl pain. No physical activity for me. I was basically bedridden. After seeing numerous DR.s. For my pain I got some relief from a urologist. She
    did a bladder Instalation. That’s when they inject pure heparin into your bladder to stop the spams. I had to endure this painful procedure without anesthesia because I have problems with anesthesia. The outcome was worth it. I was then diagnosis with Interstial Cysititis( inflammation within the lining of the bladder. In 2008 my symptoms got worst. I was walking humpback could barley walk. Every time I coughed or sneezed it felt like a knife ripping through my intestines.Went to several DR.s and they would just give me pain meds and bed rest. My GYN had moved to California and I went to see the GYN that assisted her. I had to have surgery within a couple of days. My ovaries had cyst. It was suppose to a simple surgery to remove ovaries about an hour. I was in surgery the DR came out and told my husband it’s a mess in there the surgery will take longer then expected around 6 hours. The mesh from 2001 had eroded and caused adhesions, scar tissue,and adhered my bowls to my abdominal wall. Another mesh was placed in 2008. Still having pelvic pain, painful sex,. Constipation urinary problems. I am disabled because of this. As wife and a mother of 3 girls, my life was stolen from me. For 13 years I suffered in pain and agony. Many times I felt suicidal because the pain is unbearable. I have to be strong for my girls and pray that this pain would go away.

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

  • viola says:

    I had a bladder sling operation on july 28 2014 and I am still suffering with small amounts of urine leaking. I can no longer have sex with my boyfriend of 15 years . It just hurts too bad. I also feel outside of my body.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

  • Denise says:

    To the women with sore hips the sling is attached to each hip like a hammock and if this shrinks it pulls the hips inward I had the sling removed and the relief was immediate. I was to the point of tears when I walked, I don’t think it would of been much longer before I wouldn’t be able to walk at all thank god for my Doctor

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:33 am

  • Rhonda says:

    In March of 2009 I had surgery to repair POP and SUI. The urologist used a pelvic mesh to make a bladder sling…he words ” a hammock “. He informed me before the surgery that less than 10% of the women who have the procedure have to either leave with a catheter or learn to cath themselves. Well, I fell into that percentile…I left with the cath along with vaginal packing. That was one of the most painful nights of my life! I went back the next day and had both removed. Unfortunately, I already had an infection! I have kept infections, pain, discharge and horrible odor. Sometimes it smells like there is something rotting inside me. I have severe cramps, stop you in your tracks, doubling over kind of pain. NO sex at all. And now, I’m scheduled to have my ovaries removed. I started bleeding after a hysterectomy 16 yrs ago. Ultrasound showed cysts on my ovaries. My gyn thinks the bleeding is from my bladder or urethra. Removal of the ovaries is a process of elimination. Next step will be the urogyn. I have had so many things happen and go wrong with me since the mesh was inserted. I know the manufacturer of it, just read a letter that said they were going to pay out around 16 million to the women who have their product inside them. That breaks down to around 40,000.00 per person. I’m 46 yrs old and can expect to have these issues all my life, and that doesn’t include any revision surgeries. I’m not a greedy person, but I’m sorry, 40,000.00 isn’t enough. Not for what I’ve been through and will continue to go thru. I want more, in addition to ALL medical costs related to this issued paid for, for the rest of my life! I know I have mentioned many issues that have arisen due to this mesh, but I haven’t mentioned them all. I urge all women, if you have the mesh, to have it checked. Don’t wait until it’s to late.

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm

  • Sherry says:

    If anyone knows of an attorney in VIRGINIA that handles the mesh lawsuits I would be very grateful and appreciative if you could guide me in that direction. My sister lives in Virginia and I live in NJ. She has been through pure hell and back numerous times due to the hernia mesh thing. She needs major assistants with filing a lawsuit so I’m trying to do the bulk of it for her. The doctor didn’t expect her to live. I could honestly write a book on the whole horrid nightmare.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  • franki h. says:

    Oct282014 I am having some issues with my bladder sling.I had my surgery in09 and I’ve had pains off and on along with oder,leakage,and urinating on myself.My hips have been in such horrible pain I cannot even sleep at night and I didn’t know this could be from the mesh.I had talked to an attorney in feb2014 but changed my mind bc I wasn’t sure if my mesh had actually failed.Well now I know it has! Not only has it failed my bladder is bulging out of my vagina causing alot of pain.I tried to get my doctor who put it in to check it in jan.2014 but since I had no insurance his office woman told me to find another doctor and would not let me make an appointment.I called today and demanded an appointment bc my bladder is bulging out and WOW now I have the appointment tomorrow morning.I am going to hate it if I have to have this mesh removed not a happy camper right now.And I have picked back up with the attorney had no other choice!

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

  • Lorraine says:

    I have contacted Gloria Allred regarding our frustration regarding these mounting complaints and companies admission of guilt while at the same time appeals regarding culpability in the transvaginal mesh cases. Gloria Allred has always been at the forefront defending woman’s issues. I am sure if she can not defend us personally, she will find the best attorney available to get us fair settlements. I suggest we flood her with our supplications to get justice for having served as human lab mice testing materials that were inserted in our bodies without FDA approval. I am currently recovering from my reconstructive surgery. I encourage you continue to seek justice until our cases are satisfied. We put full faith in physicians who’s job it is to keep us safe from harm.

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 2:01 am

  • ruth says:

    I had the Bladder sling (hammock) in 03. I had to have another surgery 2 days later. My bladder had saddled over the sling. I could not urinate at all. I had to have another sling surgery to fix it. I’ve had bladder and pelvic pain for years. I have urinary tract infections all the time. Now my pain is so severe I hurt constantly. I feel like I have to urinate every second of the day. I feel like my whole bottom is going to fall out. I have felt like this for many years. My doctor can’t figure out what is going on. Now that I have read these women’s accounts who have the same pain; I am going to have my dr. send me to a specialist and they are going to have to find out what is going on. I can’t take this pain anymore. I can’t leave the house for fear of wetting myself and I can’t walk far. Please if anyone can help. I had the same surgeon the lady above me had. Right after he did my surgery he moved. I am going to be contacting him too. He used the pig intestine surgery with me, but I don’t know what he did the second surgery.

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

  • yvonne says:

    I went to a female doctor about 20 yrs ago when my husband and I lived in JAX Fl because of incontinence starting and he advised me to try the sling — it would stop incontinence – it did not stop the incontinence or was I able to have sex anymore with my husband because of the pain I endured when we would try to be intimate so my sex life ended and now I am 76 yrs old and I feel that I got cheated during the time from because my sex life vanished, and I am really aggrevated and mad because this happened to me as well. At the time I had to have the sling, no one was saying anything about it being harmful to us females. What can be done to give me peace of mind because the doctors put the mesh in a lot of women besides myself.

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm

  • Yolanda says:

    I had to get a bladder mesh implant dued to weak bladder muscles in 2010 and I started having problems the same year. The doctor told me me that it was just scare tissue and not to be concerned about it. Now the same issues that brought me in are back but they are worse and in full force. Every time I go to the hospital or doctor they always tell me not to worry about it.

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  • Erica says:

    I had bladder mesh put in during hysterectomy in 2005. I am 41yrs old. I endured pain, bleeding, terrible infections from about 6 months after surgery until I got so sick from kidney infection which completely shut down from a blockage of the uriter (tube that drains from kidney to bladder) I was admitted to the hospital with no insurance. I had a huge 10cm puss filled pocket on my right side. I since endured 6 surgeries, 9 inches of colon, 6 inches small intestine removed, a fistula from scar tissue, a colostomy bag for 6 moths, then an illiostomy for 6 more. 3 vaginal reconstructions, and no work for 3yrs. I almost died! It ruined my relationship and I lost everything. The bank doesn’t care why you can’t work. I have been in lawsuit for several years. Things are physically somewhat normal now, except for all the bowel trouble I still have, and thousands of dollars in debt. Not to mention the low self esteem since my stomach now looks like a road map but hey, I’m alive right! I’m praying these cases settle soon! Money will never fix the mental anquish, but life will be comfortable finally!!

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

  • viola says:

    I had a bladder Sling put in in 2004 and have suffered pain and many sleepless nights. Pain and urine. leakage. In addition to having a hernia that hurts 247 my life is a mass . I use to be a very active person but now I have to watch the back of my dress. I have so many bladder and yeast infections that I have give up counting. My mash was a bard and they seem to not care. However I will continue to press on because I don’t know what to do


    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 10:05 am

  • tammy says:

    My God my God how can this be happening too me these bastards are getting by with destroying. Peoples lives. I was butchered. In 2010 my boy friend left me cause sex hurt so bad infection. Kept happing i would go to doctors they would all say the mesh. Is good i had no clue i neleaved these idots greed thats it finally. Went to urologist. He only had me on his table one minute an said it had to come out that was in 2012 i feel like crap hurt all the time have no money my teeth are falling out to because of the dam meds they put me on it took me eight months. To get off them o will never trust a doctor again they dont know how i feel i all so had an awful rash come up on me thought i was going to scratch my my legs an stomach off the emergency. Room could not tell me how i got it now findinh places. Like this i see another. Wemon having. This all i do is cry im in hell how can they make me wait like this all i been is lied too this is crazy as hell they all should go to jail for what they did so sick of the lies please. If there is some one who can help me i just want my life back my kids need you heartless of mess something. Needs to be done now stop lieing ……!!!!!!

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

  • Mary says:

    When I read all of these stories they all sound like my very own. I had my mesh put in 2002 and my body rejected it the first time it was placed in my body. I had to stop working at the age of 43 and apply for disability because it seem like my body had been taken over by an alien. I cannot begin to tell you all the horrors I went through with starting with painful sex that destroyed my marriage now I’m divorced. Chronic pain in my lower pack, abdominal area, anal area, constipation, fibro, IBS, Afib , endometriosis. At that point in my life I then and still to young to have encounter so much turmoil still didn’t tell you are the other complications that came along with this foreign object. To make a long story short I was told it was going to make my life better, but it’s been like nightmare on Elm Street. I’m not going to say everything is ok because it’s not I have lost everything right now I am somewhat homeless. I’m 51 now and all I have is God’s promises to stand on. I trust that He is THE LORD OF HOST. GOD OF JUSTICE AND MIGHT. HE IS OUR GOD WHO FULLY REPAYS WHEN EVIL IS DONE AGAINST HIS OWN. I PRAISE HIM BECAUSE HE IS JEHOVAH!!!

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  • Rhonda says:

    Please find another doctor or call an doctor that specializes in urogyenocolgy. Hope that is spelled right. Beg them to see you if need be. I am not 100% better and back to normal but I do have lots of good days. I don’t think we will ever be free of pain from these things but mine is better. Doc who removed was GREAT! Explained to me this was NOTHING that I had done. Some doctors are here to help not cover their own backs

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

  • Tammy says:

    Hi Lisa
    I read you story and let me say my heart goes out to you and I’ve already said a prayer for you my sister!! I believed I also have mesh implants I’m in the process of trying to find out. In 2012 I had colon cancer that also invades my vaginal walls and after finishing chemo and radiation treatments I was given a 13 hr. Surgery to remove my colon premanantly and create a stomach for feces discarding and also had to reconstruct my vaginal walls. Nearly since surgery I have had what feels like a constant severe uti and Bladder incontanense and total sexual disfunction. And that’s just the beginning. I am 46yrs. And I feel 90!! I’m just getting started in a litigation with attorneys and I fear that like so many people have said that at the end of it all they’re gonna say here’s a buck have a nice life meanwhile they pocket on my pay!!! And im left to fend for myself and deal with whatever damage is left behind. They say they can set me up to have it removed but the medical facility said they would fly me from California to Florida and remove the mesh and send me back home and from beginning to end this word happen in 4 days!! Talk about pushing you out the operating room and putting you on a plane!! I would think they would want to already make sure your not having any complications and maybe a follow appointment right? And not to mention they only take the mesh out they don’t repair any damage so that would be yet possibly another surgery if I can find another doctor to do one!! I have to tell you im so confused if I don’t do it what if I can’t find a doctor here to take my insurance. You see I too am disabled and on ssi so I am medi/medi as well!! Then im told after doctors fees attorneys fees and any travel expenses if there was any moneys left that’s what I would get!!?? Anyway enough about me I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know someone cares and understands what your going through and invite you to keep in touch with me if you need a caring ear!! I will continue to pray for you and your relief from the pain and suffering!! And just so you know your story did not fall on deaf ears!! I heard you loud and clear!!
    Many blessings to you Lisa,

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

  • Tracey says:

    My sister, age 41, had both trans vaginal mesh and bladder sling implanted. Unfortunately, due to poor choices she is incarcerated. She has had nothing but problems from these devices that she was misled to believe would “help” her. She had a partial hysterectomy and then suffered from vaginal vault prolapse. She always had stress bladder incontinence after having her children. She just endured her 3rd surgery 2 days ago! To be completely honest, I’m not sure the nature or specifics of each surgery, like repair, replacement, hopefully removal of these devices that have not had any benefit at all! I’m sorry to read all of these cases of suffering due to these faulty products. I am going to advocate for my sister since she’s unable to communicate with attorneys personally. She has had to administer catheters to herself to even urinate, she’s had recurring prolapse of pelvic organs and bladder! Discharge, extreme pain so severe causing insomnia, erosion and degradation of the mesh, organ perforation causing sepsis, countless UTI’s, bowel problems, and emotional torment! It is my hope that she can receive fair consideration since she is incarcerated. She is a good person who made poor choices in her past. She is a sister, Mom, Aunt, daughter and friend to many.
    She was not informed of the potential dangers and risks. She suffered immensely.
    I hope that justice will prevail in her case and all the others.

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  • Terresa says:

    I had surgery in 2009 with bladder sling and mesh to fix a Cystoseal and rectoseal. Had real bad bleeding in 2010 from vaginal area. went to doctor and said my mesh was erosioned. was having sereve pain during sex.i had to have surgery to removed some of mesh.They could not remove it all. Now i have a hole between my vaginal area and my anal area that will never close up.Sex is impossible for my husband and me.I have filed a law suit for the mesh in 20011 and still waiting for them to get this settled. i am having vaginal pain and when i go to bathroom to urinate i have dripping after i have gone.i feel like i have to urinate all the time.I have alot of scar tissue after last surgery.I feel very frustrated because i am still not right and i haven’t recieved any compensation for this. It is like i am not going to recieve anything.

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 4:49 am

  • Jen says:

    I had the sling for Incontinence installed in March of 2014. Sex is very uncomfortable and not enjoyable anymore. I answered some questions online and someone called me. I certainly hope the “attorney” that has contacted me is legitimate. I just want to enjoy my life again.

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:50 am

  • Kristy Green says:

    ,I had a sling put in in Dec 2010 I have uti alot .so today I had a test And I am having to have surgery Thursday to fix the problem.

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm

  • Sandi says:

    This site has really been helpful to read. After 5 surgeries with transvaginal sling, I have been quite discouraged. It never occurred to me that my hip pain and left-sided pelvic pain could be associated with the sling; however, it really makes sense. I have been treated with some dismissiveness from my Urologist, to the point where sh suggested that the pain was psychosomatic. In hindsight, I am speculating that it’s because of her concern over being a party to litigation, even tho I find no fault with the actual surgeon. Seeing a Uro/Gyn makes a great deal of sense, and I will be seeking one shortly, thanks to suggestions by other victims. Thanks for sharing your deeply personal experiences I the name of sisterly/brotherly support!

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 2:43 am

  • Rebecca says:

    Like yourself, I had pelvic mesh implanted to prevent bladder leakage. After the surgery, I had to use a catheter for almost two months because it was placed so high that it crimped my urethra and I couldn’t urinate.
    In January of this year, I went to have the mesh removed, and was told that because of the mesh composition, it couldn’t be removed, only broken up to relieve the pressure that the rigid material was causing my bladder. Like yourself, I have stabbing pains in my pelvic and groin area, and was told this may be a permanent side effect of the failed removal process. As if that wasn’t bad enough, my immune system went haywire, and I was diagnosed with Lupus over a year ago. Thirteen years ago, I had the same test, and it was negative, yet now, it is full blown. My joints are so painful that I have to take a hot bath just to relax the joints. And to top it off, my doctor that performed the surgery doesn’t seem to understand how bad the pain is or can be, and tells me it is only “discomfort”. I’m a 52 year old woman, and I don’t need someone to tell me how I feel or should feel. She reluctantly game me something for the pain after the prescription ran out for the first four days following surgery. Yes, you read that correctly. I was given only enough pain medication for four days, and she thought that was plenty. I jus want someone to realize that the pain doesn’t stop, and my quality of life bites butt. I cry myself to sleep most nights because I only want to be pain free long enough to get to sleep. I have contacted an attorney in hopes of making sure that others understand that this will never go away. As for sexual intimacy, there is none anymore.

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  • angelina says:

    Its so sad,I read on and on,all these women,all this pain.a bit of me in every entry. 2013’ has changed in so many ways,not sure there is a price tag we can put on what we are now all faced with.the only life I will ever.have.will have. This is not what I wanted.

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  • Tracey says:

    I am 49 years old and I had my Uterus removed and a bladder repair done in March 2010. Before this surgery I had constant bleeding and my bladder prolapsed, it came almost out of my vagina. I was really skeptical about getting surgery because I didn’t know the outcome of it. After about 2 years after the surgery the leakage started back, the very painful intercourse and severe backaches. Now I am considering getting this Mesh removed because of all of these complications but over these past few years I’ve had other medical problems that I am dealing with plus I have no health insurance and bills are piled up high. I just wonder if anyone who has had this mesh removed, was it worth it because I don’t want to keep this thing in too much longer just to cause more complications, I miss making love with my husband without so much pain, sex is suppose to be enjoyable not painful and it is embrarrising to urinate on yourself in public or in the bed because of no control over a leaky bladder that you thought was fixed. After 6 hours of surgery before I am not looking forward to keep getting on that opt table but I know I have to get this mesh out.

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  • Trish says:

    Hay John
    Here is your solution. Just call the hospital where your mom had the mesh implanted and ask them for the lawyers name who requested your mother’s medical records.
    I hope this helps you.

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm

  • Linda says:

    i, too, have had the mesh surgery for incontinence. Only made the problem worse. Now , have to wear adult diapers! I am so mad about all the problems this thing has caused. One infection after another, All the time! Just seems like the courts are dragging their feet. These diapers aren’t cheap. The courts need to hurry up!

    Posted on June 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm

  • cher says:

    your story is exactly like my own. I stay in constant pain..i have had 2 hip reolacements..but after reading your post i am sure it is due to the mesh..bc i am still in extream pain. My question is how did you get approved on SSI..i tried getting on SSI..but was denied bc i was claming severe back and hip pain..but they said not enough evidence to awsrd me SSI. please tell me how you applied for it and what you used as your main reason for your claim. I am in my 60 day appeal process. Any information you can share would be so very helpful.

    Posted on July 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

  • Kathleen says:

    My sister got a call 2-3 months ago from someone who wanted to represent her in a lawsuit regarding vaginal/hernia mesh, but my sister didn’t seem to know that she had mesh in her. She’s been in terrible pain for months & months, yet her doctor never indicated this might be it because she has other issues (kidney transplant, diabetes, etc.). she suffered a massive heart attack, but seemed to be doing remarkably well & in good spirits & agreed to be transferred to another facility (away from her doctor). The next thing (only a couple days later) I was informed that they removed part of her colon & “MESH”…she NEVER regain consciousness and died on July 29, 2015! I am so ANGRY!

    Posted on August 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  • Allie says:

    Hang in there everyone. I think they will start payouts shortly and done by the end of the year. It’s been nearly 8 years since my surgery and over a year ago that I filed suit. God is good.

    Posted on August 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  • cindy says:

    I clicked on ” how much can women expect ? ” but you don’t answere that question.

    Posted on August 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

  • Tink says:

    My sister had several meshes, and has had multiple surgeries and issues. She hired attorneys….BEWARE!!!! Not only are the doctors and Pharmaceutical companies getting RICH…the attorneys handling these cases are too! SHAME on all of them!

    Posted on August 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  • Kelli says:

    I just want to let you know that it is not too late! I just barely got in on the law suite and we are just waiting for the negotiations for the settlement. All you need is your medical records proving that you had it done and the operative reports to prove the products they used.

    Posted on September 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  • pamela says:

    I had a uterine and bladder prolapse in 2010.. had to have a hysterectomy.. and had a bladder sling and mesh… in nov of 2014 I had a complete vaginal wall, bowel and bladder prolapse.. I had complications since my 2010 surgery as it was.. pelvic pain, difficulty urinating and painful intercourse as well as difficulty with bowel movements… but had surgery in feb of 2015 to repair the recent prolapses… had difficulty and pain with bleeding frm the start.. now in june 2015 i have prolapsed again.. the bladder and bowel.. I have been referred to a reconstructive poa specialits and have to have surgery again.. im in dispair at this point in pain and scared.. he has to remove the mesh vag as its crushing my uteral and may have uteral injury…

    Posted on September 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  • Bonnie says:

    I was widowed as a young woman and I fought the suit for 9 years and it was thrown out of court even though it was the jobs fault. I am beginning to feel the same way with the Mesh suit. Never hear a word from attorneys. The money is there for the victims. Where are the payouts?

    Posted on October 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  • Sharon says:

    I had a bladder mesh implant in 2011. I have had zero complications so far and feel very happy that the implant solved my incontinence problem. However, hearing these horror stories above, I seriously worry that something could happen in the future. Am I still eligible to join one of the lawsuits in case I suffer problems down the road when the manufacturer is out of business and I have no legal recourse?

    Posted on October 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

  • Bonnie says:

    These suits take so long that many of us will be dead before they pay. Why does it take so long?

    Posted on October 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  • Vicki says:

    I had this sling put into me to and unlike All the stories I’ve been reading here this lawsuit is taking way to long to settle. Alot of people are suffering mentalilly and physically do to this device that has been inserted in us. I was told to they can’t remove it and it seems I’ve just grown to the simple fact that I’m going to die with this thing in me and I have to just deal with the complications that come with it.I’ve lost the ability to have sex the way I want to now that I’m 51 years old. The more And more I think about how much this has destoyed my life the madder I get. I wish I could put them in my position and let them feel what it’s like to be pissed off and pissed on all the time. Its not very pleasent. I just hope I can have some kind of happiness in what life I do have left. I hope god here’s my prayers and makes them compensate me , us and everyone for what we have loss do to this. God bless everyone and good luck.

    Posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

  • amanda says:

    In Feb.2008 I also had pelvic mesh of animal. My body and nerves,mind ,heart and life is all messed up because of mesh..I would love to talk to others,that have or had pelvis soft mesh.I think we have some other things also wrong,would like to learn more?

    Posted on November 3, 2015 at 1:36 am

  • amanda says:

    Would like to know if you had pelvisoft mesh,like I did?

    Posted on November 3, 2015 at 1:40 am

  • Sabrina says:

    I’m 35 I got the sling in 07 and Vicki sounds like were on the same boat. They won’t remove mine either and my sex life is not so great anymore, and that puts a lot of stress on my marriage I’m still young and feel like this sling has aged me so much. I now have to take two different medications for the pain and the leakage which doesn’t help just one of them is almost 100 bucks. I have three kids to feed so there’s times I can’t get my meds and yes the lawsuits are taking way to long.

    Posted on November 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

  • vicky says:

    I had a vagina prolapse on Sept 21 2015 I had surgery 5 hour surgery I had the mesh implant I already had a hysterectomy in 2003 the doctor took my left ovary too on Sept 21 2015. A lot of repair rectum and vagina wall I am suffering a lot of constipation and bladder problems this recovery from surgery is very painful.

    Posted on November 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  • amanda says:

    Im also 55 years ,I’ve had pelvisoft mesh problems since 2006 and has destroyed my body,mind and my life

    Posted on November 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  • Nichole says:

    I had mine placed in 99 and the Dr can feel the edges of it….CT scan and possibly removal what is the time limit on this

    Posted on November 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

  • Mihaela says:

    Hello Jan , me too I suffer every day and I live with the regret that I accepted the doctor offer to install this mesh in 2008. I cry everyday. It affected my personal and professional life. I have to pee every hour and overnight I woke up peeing so bad hardly make it to restroom. The odor , the pain, the shame that I have to ask continuum to use a restroom during work and the refusal of places like McDonalds where you have to be a client made my life heeeeel. I had a lawyer until two days when they sent me a letter that they stop representing me. I have no choice but to fight alone. My damage is for life. Someone did me wrong and they must fix it. I was only 38 full of life. Now I have days when I smell like an old lady . Life is not as beautiful as it used to be. So sad, that some companies play with our life.

    Posted on November 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

  • Mihaela says:

    Hello Jan , me too I suffer every day and I live with the regret that I accepted the doctor offer to install this mesh in 2008. I cry everyday. It affected my personal and professional life. I have to pee every hour and overnight I woke up peeing so bad hardly make it to restroom. The odor , the pain, the shame that I have to ask continuum to use a restroom during work and the refusal of places like McDonalds where you have to be a client made my life heeeeel. I had a lawyer until two days when they sent me a letter that they stop representing me. I have no choice but to fight alone. My damage is for life. Someone did me wrong and they must fix it. I was only 38 full of life. Now I have days when I smell like an old lady . Life is not as beautiful as it used to be. So sad, that some companies play with our life.

    Posted on November 18, 2015 at 8:56 am

  • Mandelise says:

    I went in for the mesh microwave endometrial ablation and have the novasure mesh birth control put in. The next day I went into the hospital with septic e-coli. I went into respiratory shock then was put into a coma. It turned out the novasure had punctured my colon so I got septic e-coli. I was in a coma for 9 days. I got gangrene on my lip from the breathing tube. I had kidney failure so I had to have a tube stuck in my stomach to drain the fluids. I ended up needing an emergency hysterectomy do to the infection being so bad that it was killing me. I gained over 100 lbs in fluid. I got osteoarthritis do to gaining about the same amount as my natural boy weight. My hair that was past my butt was never combed because every time the doctors would turn me my heat would stop so I had to basically shave all my hair off because it was so badly matted into one huge dread. I had to stay in the hospital for a whole month. I had to relearn how to walk again. I now have occipital nerve damage, vertigo, lupus, vision loss, complex migraines that give me TIA attaches all the time. I have no feeling on the left side of my face. I am still in out patent rehab and its been over a year. I’m now on SSI having to support 3 kids. I worry every day if I am going to wake up in the morning. I am on a million medications to keep me alive. I am in and out of the hospital. The hospital will not put my records of this incident on MyChart. The hospital refuses to give anyone my medical records including myself. The hospital would not even give me discharge papers. No attorney will take my case because its too complex and is not cost effective for them. I am now a care giver on SSI with 3 autistic daughters who lost the parent I once could be to them and it devastates me every day.

    Posted on December 9, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  • yolanda says:

    i had the mesh put

    Posted on December 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

  • L says:

    Dear Lisa I’m like you I had my mesh in 7 years. I had to go back to the original urologist that put it in because no dr. Would touch me because of all the publicity surrounding the mesh recall. Minds you this dr. Kept telling me over the years all my pain was in my head so I didn’t want to go back to him but I had no choice but to have him remove it. He did and most of the pain is gone , my hips still hurt, I have a fever when I sleep and I still get bladder infections but the mass of pain in my pelvis is gone. My mesh was made by ama who have agreed to settle I don’t know how much I’ll get at this point I really don’t care just as long as this night mare ends..oh yes Ive also been diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome.. We will survive just hang in there. Oh yes I have an attorney

    Posted on January 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  • Marcy says:

    I had a pelvic mesh implant and bladder sling for a prolapsed bladder in 2004. The Dr that did the surgery I found out later had several unhappy patients. After the surgery I was scheduled for my post op apt that morning I received a call from the receptionist and was informed they no longer participated with my insurance company and I was to find another Dr to follow up with as soon as possible. My horror and disbelief left me speechless. I got another Dr that agreed to see me. At that you the incisions were healing well I was progressing well so no need for concern. The next 4 months were awful I couldn’t pee anymore, I never felt an urge to void my bladder only felt my bladder itself getting so full it got painful. Went back to my Dr found out through several test’s that I had an obstruction in my bladder. I was sent to U of M and that’s were I was told all the nerves that send signals from the brain to the bladder telling it it’s time to void were gone, burnt cut gone. So that’s a horror storie itself. But in finding that they found that the bladder had already fell over 45% and now my bowel has fallen with it… I retained an attorney 3-4yrs ago I got my settlement package Saturday my family and I all said a prayer and opened it together to read the number $11,000.00.. Yes your eye’s are in playing tricks on you. They are only offering me ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!!! And on top of that I have to pay not 1/3 30% but 1/4 40%. No way I’m still 2days later in shock! But I do have a question.. Ok I had the mesh put in with my bladder sling I can visibly see my bladder protruding from the opening of my vagina… Where’s the mesh??? I know exactly what a bladder looks like I watched my uterious do the exact same thing in 2003 until it has over 60% hanging out of me. So still I’m looking wondering thinking were in the world is this mesh??? Can it errod into my bladder and be in the tissue? Did it come out? All I do know is it’s definitely not were it’s supposed to be or at least where he was supposed to place it.. So that’s for listening and if anyone has any ideas, thoughts, or opinions please I welcome any and all comments.. Thanks, much love and God bless

    Posted on January 25, 2016 at 10:29 am

  • Christina says:

    I had my surgery in 2001, Pelvic anchors, with a transvaginal bladder sling. I only found out in 11/15 that they had recalled the products used in me are recalled in 2005. Bleeding I have to manually cath at least 3 times a day, A part of the anchor has perforated my vaginal wall which are
    very thin and I have constant UTI’s ,
    horrible abdominal pain, hip pain , I
    can’t stand or walk for long periods,
    sleep problems, SEX is so painful I
    literally cry, then bleed. My husband can feel the “wire” when we have
    intercouse. So guess what we are no
    longer intament. I pee when when I
    sneeze or cough, I wear pantiliners and
    had a hysterectomy when I was 22.
    Today I had a Urodynamic done, IT
    preperations for corrective surgery.
    Then I had a 4 hour drive home. Every
    time I go to the Doctor or Er I feel more violated. I am scared to death about having this corrective surgery, there is no telling what they will find once they go in. Did I mention I’m 38. I have been dealing with this for 15 years!

    Posted on January 26, 2016 at 1:13 am

  • Peggy says:

    I have suffered since 1997,first surgery,second 1999. My muscles have collapsed to my bladder and Intestines now. I am in terrible pain with my bladder and pelvic bone,cannot hold my urine at all.

    Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

  • Dakeys says:

    Women will never see any millions or billions of dollars from vaginal mesh lawsuit unless there died. THE FDA WILL NEVER RECALL ALL VAGINAL MESH

    Posted on February 25, 2016 at 3:28 am

  • selena says:

    To the lady who is getting a mesh inserted don’t do it get aids because at least you know what is wrong and nobody will give it another name or just ignore you after all the pain and suffering you are about to endure and forget having a life period and sex is out the door signed your divorce agreement and your will because you will be a zombie for the world of doctors and people thrust me nobody will believe your pain and or care about your life wish will be THE ZOMBIE LIFE and hospitals and doctors will call you all kinds of names when you go in crying septic as hell and the first couple time they will see you after worse they will treat you like a druggie because of so much pain and specially when you run out of pain med’s early because of your infections lasting longer and longer or antibiotics not working anymore keep your linkage or just die wearing diapers but don’t get no type of sling or mesh because they are all bad the body discards what doesn’t belong in it and the ones getting reacher are the doctors and the and pharmacies

    Posted on March 11, 2016 at 6:42 pm

  • Roberta says:

    This is happening to my daughter in law right now. She had to have a histirectomy about 3 years ago and told her they had put in the mesh because she MIGHT NEED IT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. Her problems started right away.
    She is miserable. She can no longer work because just the simple every day movements are excruciating.

    Posted on March 12, 2016 at 1:05 am

  • Roberta says:

    This is happening to my daughter in law right now. She had to have a histirectomy about 3 years ago and told her they had put in the mesh because she MIGHT NEED IT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. Her problems started right away.
    She is miserable. She can no longer work because just the simple every day movements are excruciating.

    Posted on March 15, 2016 at 7:47 am

  • km says:

    I had two surgeries and still pee in my pants after the second surgery my doctor told me I had 91 cysts in my bladder from the first sling.that had slipped and almost shut my bloadder off..the second surgery is wrong too I cant pee unless I’m almost folded in half on the bowl..or just walking along and I cant stop it. My attorney told me I would have restitution in 4 months.that was a year ago and nothing

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

  • priscilla says:

    Dear Annette my name is Priscilla kerr I know what you are going thru and I’m truly sorry I just lost my mother this year January 7th 2016 to this vaginal mesh she was always in so much pain and had several urinary tract infections that went septic and this last time it took her life tried to get doctors to remove this and no one would touch her it hurt me so bad to see her suffer that much she was only 60 .. I wish you the very best and I pray that you get the surgery you need..

    Posted on April 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  • Wendy says:

    I had my surgery in 06 and at least two months after the surgery I told the doctor something was wrong I knew he didn’t believe me he thought I didn’t know my own body last month thank God I had it removed and just from it removed I can tell that things are a lot better down there I believe that all women deserve more than $40,000 I know there are a lot of women but the company’s need to just take that fall it’s their mistake in the first place due to the mesh my husband left me because I couldn’t perform my wifely duties and it has sent me into a world of depression but I do believe in the system to a point so I guess I’m just going to keep my fingers crossed that a good outcome will come out of all of this

    Posted on April 15, 2016 at 12:26 am

  • Pam says:

    I thought I was going crazy! I am so glad I found all of you! I had surgery in 2012 for a bladder sling I guess. I feel like a complete idiot because I’m not exactly sure what I had done. All I know is that I couldn’t even sit through the an hour and a half movie without going to the bathroom, and that after 23 years of marriage I now had to be on medical because my “dear loving x-husband” took my insurance in the divorce! I had to rush my doctor because my medical was going to be canceled at the end if the month so I rushed into surgery without asking enough questions, so 2 days after my surgery I was coughing and throwing up and while doing so I just started gushing blood between my legs! I had a bladder sling and reconstructive surgery on my vagina and rectum. I thought any after care would be covered, at least an office visit a week after my surgery! When I went to Doctor she treated me like an idiot because I thought I had coughed my vagina apart then she charged my $100 and sent me home without doing anything! I had no insurance for the next year and a half and didn’t seek help, but couldn’t sit for longer than a half hour or lay in any position longer than 20 minutes, the odor and discharge are so embarrassing and I can’t even imagine dating ever again let alone sex! If I can’t handle the smell who could right? I feel like the biggest drug addict in the world because my pain is constant and the pill don’t even touch the pain! I now have medical again and have been actively trying to find a doctor I can trust to have this removed! I have finally found one and am hoping to start having corrective surgeries, I can’t keep a job because no one understands why I go to the bathroom do much and can’t sit or stand for long or pass drug tests because of the pain meds I’m on. I was married 23 years and was a stay at home wife and mom so maybe only worked 5 years of that, do I qualify for some kind of disability to have income during this? I went back to school for medical billing and graduated top of my class 2 years ago and can’t even use my education and I want to work so bad and am praying to be able to once this is fixed. I don’t even know what to do! I’m afraid I’ll be homeless with my 14 year old daughter because I was so stupid to have this done to me. Any advise please?????

    Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:09 am

  • Susan says:

    I know your post is from 2015 just wondering if they ever settled with you. I spoke to my lawyers office the other day and they also said it would be settled by the end of this year 2016. I don’t understand how they can lie to use and get away with it. And yes God is good I just don’t know how much more I can take

    Posted on June 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  • GWEN says:

    i keep holdingon in pain in shame of complaining about pain. no relationship because who wants someone that can not be intimant.days turn to night to weeks months and years. been messed up for 8 years….:-):-)and as i said I KEEP HOLDING ON!

    Posted on July 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  • Pat says:

    So glad to have found this community. My transvaginal mesh sling was implanted in 2002 and because I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 when I began getting recurrent UTI’s in 2010 along with back pain they looked for cancer. Every symptom since then, they’ve looked for cancer. Now I have vaginal bleeding and after tests have again detected no cancer someone mentioned the mesh. So I tried to get a copy of my medical records for the surgery and they have been destroyed. I was told they only keep records for 10 years. Anybody have any suggestions?

    Posted on July 31, 2016 at 1:29 am

  • carlita says:

    Bless your heart. My heart truly goes out to u dear. I read your story and was wondering was there other ways u have gotten your story out. People really need to know your story. This is awful. I too have a mesh inside me .I’m sueing the company that made the device because I had problems too. Feel free to look up my Facebook page. I would like to keep in touch with u.

    Posted on August 7, 2016 at 4:37 am

  • Lana says:

    I to had the sling put on my bladder in 2003.after years of pain,infections.and a second surgery to correct my bladder only to be told I don’t quality for a revision due to poor health. I had to have the Medtronic neurostimulator implanted. It has helped the number of infections I get but I still have all the other problems associated with the mesh.ladies the mesh they used was not even tested on humans.nor was the long term affects on the human body.yet these company’s has and continue to make billions at the exspence of us! They have zero concern for the quality of life they have left us in.Educate your selfs!DO NOT keep quiet! These company’s need to be held RESPONSIBLE!!!

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

  • Teresa says:

    I am in utter shock reading all of these comments. I had surgery to remove one of my two ovaries in September 2012. My GYN suggested putting in a urinary tract sling. I ask him if he was going to have to put in a bladder mesh, I did not want the bladder mesh due to lawsuits. He assured me that I would not get bladder mesh and the urinary tract sling was very small and not on recall list. It was completely safe and very effective in fixing my urinary leakage problem. I did well after the surgery up until 6-8 months later. My husband & I were having sex and it became VERY painful to him & myself. It scratched his Penis up like needles or something. I made an appointment with same GYN and the urinary tract sling had eroded into my vagina. It felt like very hard stitches ( I actually thought it was stitches that just didn’t dissolve properly. My GYN said it was the urinary tract sling itself eroding out of my vaginal wall. He also said it was normal. He put me on examine table and tilted it back so far his nurse had to hold me on the table to keep me from sliding off. He snipped (cut) what was eroding which was painful I will admit and I told him about all the pain I had been in during sex and other pain which was pretty severe. He told me that it should get better after him snipping eroded pieces of sling. He was terribly wrong, I only got worse. I have had numerous UTI infections. Hospitalized twice because I became septic. Hospitalized because after my Primary care Doctor did a culture on my urine, I had e-coli in my bladder, which can be fatal. I went to see my GYN one more time for my annual check up. I had signed with a Law Firm by this time. He came in with an unknown man in white Doctors coat and acted completely different than he always does. He said “you had urinary tract sling implanted,one ovary removed and he fixed my vaginal prolapse. I said yes I only got urinary tract sling, no bladder mesh and he agreed. He did Pap Smear and checked me as usual and said everything looked good. I requested and paid for my records to send to Law Firm. My records of procedure was very detailed. He put urinary tack sling in (manufacturer was Boston Scientific) the sling had been on recall list for several years. He ALSO put bladder mesh in which he said he did not do (Manufacturer was American something) It was also on recall list. I have severe hip pain, sex is out of the question, Vaginal pain is almost unbearable, I live in pain probably at least 18 hours out of every single day. I am blessed with a husband that is very understanding. We have been married for over 21 years. I have been to specialist,several other GYN Doctors. None want to remove devices. I assume due to law suits. I have thought about going back to my GYN that done the surgery and demand him to at least try removing them. This is a nightmare. One specialist suggested I go to vaginal physical therapy…… That is absurd… what woman wants a stranger to put their fingers/hands in their vagina and play around with their vaginal muscles? I refused and said I would feel violated… Who wouldn’t? Not to mention the pain it would cause. I am having to go to pain management once a month just so I can at the least cook and clean. I will probably be on pain pills the rest of my life……. I have became suicidal not to mention other things. Law Firm has done hardly nothing. I will be dead and gone IF I ever get any compensation. I apologize for writing a book here but I am completely LOST and do not know what to do??? Reading all these poor women experiencing the same pain and some worse than mine has helped me some. I pray for. each and every one of you… I would not wish my life since this surgery on the Devil himself. God Bless ALL of you and Thank You for sharing your experiences. There isn’t enough money in the world to give any of us back what we have lost. I am only 47 years old and I am missing out on so,so much due to these implants. I live in Alabama, If anyone has had any success in getting help from any Doctor, please help me. I have also had 2 heart attacks, a mild stroke, blockages in my legs, had to have stent placed in one leg. Stent placed in my heart, I have IBS with constipation, I do believe my bowel problems are caused from sling and mesh. God Bless ALL of you Ladies.

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  • brian says:

    2006 i was diagnosed with diverticulitis 35 at the time very good health the diverticulitis progressed into a fistula between the colon and bladder passing gas n fecal matter though the bladder penis n vice versa oh yeah freaky facing a colostomy bag for life mentality i was struggling after a 15 hrs of surgery 18inches of bowel n 40pct of my bladder. Ejected i was on the mend after a five months recovery time to get back to work immediately double hiatel hernia plus an incisinal hernia2016 now 6 mesh replacements later pain suffering totally fuck my life up you bet attorneys seems your office’s have contacted me and legal representation has been retained im truly thankful for your legal representation god bless

    Posted on November 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  • Rosa says:

    I have been in a lawsuit with Boston Scientific for years now, started out surgery to put the mesh in for prolapse of my bladder, ok then pain and problems set in hurt me really bad and there was blood in my urine, that somehow my doctor seems unconcerned with this blood in my urine. I finally convinced him to do an Altra sound of the placement of the mesh only to find that it was protruding out of the incision, it never healed ok number 2 surgery, revised the mesh cut and trimmed it and sewed me up, done on inpatient basics I went home with a cath for a month I had to deal with this cath, anyways the day I went home I was hurting again 10 on the pain meter but was told this is normal. along with the blood in my urine still present. I changed Doctors thinking maybe I could get some new information about what was happening to me, another surgery. after undergoing a series of test and now the news of another surgery more complicated this time with overnight stay, they have to tack my bladder back up no signs of a mesh present and it was not ever removed not in my records so where is it ? I don’t know. and I have a Cystocele which is my bladder is protruding into my Uterus, my bowel has also dropped so I went again number 3 surgery. I came out of surgery again this time packed with gauze in vaginal cavity and butt cavity ouch my god in heaven I hurt bad I remember feeling like I had to go really bad but couldn’t my first bowel movement felt like Razors cutting me all to pieces, OH my god it hurt so bad I screamed with tears coming out my eyes it startled my daughter. she was worried and called the doctor who said this was normal and healing time could take up to a year and a half, WOW!! No settlement yet and it been years, since I got an attorney/ I wouldn’t recommend this surgery to no one it is inhumane. only makes things worse and I was recommended another surgery no thank you enough I am more messed up now than I was before I hurt tremendously every day and still I am incontinent along with holding urine not completely empting my bladder, what the crap. My intimate moments happen less because it hurts me, vaginal surgery messed me up and they did mine vaginally.

    Posted on November 23, 2016 at 9:33 am

  • Miriam says:

    Your comments did not fall on deaf ears and my prayers are with you and I’ve got a vaginal mesh. I went to my neurologist and I told him that when I urinate my right hand hurts so imagine how crazy I look and felt. God is in control. The pain is now getting to be unbearable in my uterus and down my legs I go to see a urologynecologist in December.

    Posted on November 25, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  • Debra says:

    When will they release money to clints how muvh longer we have to wait on bs to give settlement when how mine more days

    Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:35 am

  • Cheri says:

    I had a transvaginal implant done on Feb. 4th of 2010 for incontinence during my hysterectomy. The device was made by Boston scientific.

    Years have passed and a magnitude of medical issues, doctors, tests, etc have become a part of the new normal for me. I’ve lost 70 pounds, struggle with nausea, vomitting, poor appetite, Incontinence, frequent urination, weak legs, confusion, pain in hip and back, so many symptoms. Now they’ve found nuerological damage in my brain.
    I have so many doctors that this has become a lifestyle managing my declining health.
    I went for two years fighting to get doctors to believe me that something was horribly wrong.
    I’m finally getting some results. I got referred to a neuro, gastro, and urologist to help with all of my new medical conditions all linked to that damn mesh!

    My marriage well that’s a whole story by itself. No healthy sexually relations for years the pain was just to much to bare. I’ve been silent to long and haven’t shared the humility of the embarrassment of Incontinence, no intimate relations with my husband.
    I lived for years suffering with endometriosis and now I live a life suffering from a faulty implant.
    I am scared, angry, and beside myself that we have to fight so hard to be heard.
    It is upsetting to me that so many of us have had to suffer so long.
    I never dawned on me that all of my symptoms and continued decline of health was related to my implant.
    I thank God for him leading me to all of you.
    I’m hoping to finally find some answers and can get this implant out of my body for good.

    Posted on December 3, 2016 at 1:45 am

  • Tiffany says:

    I totally understand. I am a 38 year old woman. I had a bladder sling and had continual pain in my lower abdomen area, right side (like by my hipbone), my lower back and buttocks. They recommend the sling for my incontinence. I complained about my pain and advised my incontinence wasn’t getting any better. I was offered the the interstim which didn’t work, and cause my bowels to leak. So on top of everything I already had, now I had to go through a 3 part procedure (the interstim), in all the pain I was in before (that never stopped), bladder incontinence, and now bowel incontinence. My pain continue to get worse, especially on my side and in my back. I couldn’t even have sex and had to go to marriage counseling. My doctor sent me to pelvic floor therapy, she said it should help me with all my incontinence and pain. The therapist’s evaluation caused me so much pain, I could not go back! At that point my doctor removed the right side of my sling. She said she didn’t have to remove the left side because there was no sign of defects. While my lower abdominal pain is better, I still have bad Lower back and buttocks pain. Intermittent pain in my right side, and impertinence put both my bladder and bowels. I can’t prove that my bowels and back have anything to do with this whole bladder deal but I believe they do. It seems like my doctors don’t know what’s causing anything, and I feel like they’re not trying to find out either. I’m White frustrated with this whole process. Were your doctors ever able to tie your back pain to your bladder? If so, can you tell me what test they ran and what treatment you received. Did the treatment work or give you relief? Just wondering if I can offer up some suggestions to my doctors…thanks much…

    Posted on December 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

  • Kathy says:

    Hi Rosa, I had the same surgery. Followed by lots of complications and other surgeries to repair the damage of the first surgery. If they told you they couldn’t find your sling see another dr , a euro gynecologist because a dr told me during one of my surgeries that he couldn’t find a sling but the next dr that operated found it and it wasn’t were it was supposed to be so look for a good dr

    Posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

  • Dana says:

    I was wondering if it was to late to contact a lawyer? I had surgery about 7 years ago, went back about 1-2 yrs ago complaining of pain, Dr dismissed it. As of today my bladder is starting to come out my vagina again, the pain is unbearable. I go back to the Dr tuesday and I’m worried hr will dismiss it again.

    Posted on February 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  • Cynthia says:

    I have had 7 surgeries in 7 yrs it’s now going on 5 yrs. For my lawsuit and am stuck wondering how much more I have to wait and deal with suffering from there faulty devices. We know they are bad why is it so long to wait for what we deserve????

    Posted on February 26, 2017 at 12:27 am

  • Judy says:

    I also had a bladder sling and it wrapped around the inside to push my colon over. I had 9 surgerys in 12 months and to this day I have pain horrible pain. They gave me lidocaine jelly to put on a condom that my husband had to wear, That’s sad but the pain was so bad my husband just said I’m not doing this anymore I can’t cause you pain. I was 54 with a very active sex life, Now I have nothing I’ve seen reconstructive surgeons that can’t tell if it’s mesh or scar tissue there feeling, I will never be able to have sex again I can barely handle a pelvic exam, the money I’ll receive won’t make up to t;he fact I’ll be alone forever. My fate right now lays in the hands of a Judge in Texas. I really wish I could have found a attorney in Washington where I live so I could at the very least have met my attorneys been 10 years still in pain and alone. I’ll stop there I doubt my battery could take much more &Judy

    Posted on August 5, 2017 at 3:17 am

  • Sabrina says:

    I had the sling device placed after my last child in 2007. I was 27 at the time and had problems with leakage so the doctor talked me into getting the bladder sling. Since then I have had problems. I stated having a lot of pain well the gyno I was using said that the pain was coming from my uterus and that I needed to have a hysterectomy, but nope not the case at all. The pain kept getting worse and worse. Sex was and still is a sore subject because now I’m 37 and LOVE sex so that has cause a huge problem for me. I finally found a doctor that would help me and he found out the sling was embedded into my urethra and pulling the muscles really tight. I went in for surgery to repair it in Sept. I still have to go for another surgery in Jan and the pain never stops. I’m now on bladder medication and a depression med. This has affect my life in more ways than one. I have three kids my youngest is 10 and is a baseball player. I love camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking and this has put a stop to a lot of this. I fight daily to get up and go to work and to be a mom and a wife when in reality I want to throw my hands up and give up. No amount of money will fix me but it will sure help with all these doctor bills and meds that keeps piling up.

    Posted on November 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm

  • Zilla says:

    This mesh payday for us women that cant even piss right is a joke t h st want forty percent and milk you for years it’s been eight years for me and still nothing they keep telling you how they are..working at it… don’t count on it..they ..Will feed you a line of shit..and tell you how they are working on it…

    Posted on December 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  • Ron says:

    I have the same issues but I’m a mail how do you think I feel. for me it’s worse everything Lisa describes here and her pain and suffering is what I deal with on a daily basis I lost my fiancé when she realize how severe my problems really were she love me. No lawyers will even take my case because mesh companies I’ve only been helping women for the last few years so I find it extremely sexist that they only except women not men what’s the difference failing math is failing mesh regardless of what species they put it on !

    Posted on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

  • Sabrina says:

    I got the sling in 2007 and Lord knows if I had known then what I do now I would have never got it. I was 27 at the time the doctor talked to me about getting the sling cause after having my baby my bladder had dropped really bad, and every time I sneezed, cough, laugh, I would wet myself. I was embarrassing and being so young it was a hard pill to swallow, so I agreed with the doctor and let him do the surgery. I’m 37 now and this has been the worse thing I have done. I’m in constant pain I still have to wear pads due to leakage and I’m in the restroom all during the day. I had surgery to fix it back in Sept then another one in Jan and still nothing good has come out of it. I have three kids. My oldest will soon be going to college, my middle child is sixteen and my youngest is ten. I’m a very active mom or should I say I used to be. My youngest has started playing baseball and I want to be there at every game and practice, but during fall ball there was days I had to miss due to severe pain. I have to work to help support my family and there are days that I feel like I just can’t go on. I know there is more out there like me. I will be praying for you all and I hope you do the same for me.

    Posted on February 13, 2018 at 8:13 pm

  • Susan says:

    Had mesh and sling in 2011 and had several other procedures and nothing has worked, it feels like it is all falling out, but can afford to have any more, my attorney said that I got $13,000 but after court cost and attorney fees I might get $3,000 where the hell did all the money go that ams was suppose to pay out, it said they paid about $40,000 per case well my lawyer said if I didn’t sign the paper and return in few days I wouldn’t get any thing till next year and if I try to fight it I wouldn’t get anything. who is getting all the money from ams and why are the lawyers the only ones getting rich. cant even afford to get this problem fixed, my husband is ready to leave, where is there money for all they have been through. I think we all got a royal screwing from attorneys.

    Posted on May 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm

  • Toni says:

    I am glad to have read here that I am not alone in this fight. Everyone’s story sounds just like mine lost a husband no orgasiun due to scar tissue constant pain sleepless nights crying myself to sleep do do lonley no longer myself !y life is over I hate this life and everything in it . I am however i. Am told by lawyer I am in s settlement group what ever that means no time frame no amounts and no nothing in tried killing myself twice I am done I am lost I am lonley and I am in pain st the age of 55

    Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

  • Glenda says:

    I had this mesh put in in 2002. Shortly after I started bleeding…I thought I must have cancer..I had no idea it could be coming from the mesh…I went to a Dr. she only gave me ointment to use. It didn’t help and I went back and she told me to use more…I did but it didn’t help…So I lived with it thinking all the time I must have a slow growing cancer. and I guess I was just too scared to have a Dr. tell me I was going to die…This went on for about 7 years…and I finally got enough nerve to go to a Dr. again…And she sent me to a Cancer Dr….Now I’m really scared….She took a biopsy…It came back I didn’t have cancer…Then I was relieved and scared at the same time..So I ask her if it wasn’t cancer then what is it…Her exact words were “We don’t have a name for it..So now I”m scared because that I’ve got something so weird even the Dr’s don’t have a name for it…..Sometime after that (I’ve lost all tract of time) I see on TV the problems of the mesh..It hits me..THat’s what wrong with me….All these problems that I have and are just living with comes from the mesh.I really have too many problems from this to mention.. I have the bleeding..infection vaginal extreme itching …breaking out in itchy bunps in different places all over my body…I suspect the infection has got in my bloodstream..and is infecting all over my body….I’ve had an Att. for about 5 years but nothing has been done,,I’m 87 years old now…So I will probably never be compensated for any of my problems….It is terrible the treatment us women have had from this mesh.

    Posted on June 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm

  • Marjorie says:

    I have had second surgery they put a fiber in they have settle my case.i am just waiting on the long does it take for the amount.

    Posted on November 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

  • Christina says:

    it’s unacceptable that I’m only 45 years old after having the mesh surgery I have to wear depends it’s ruined my whole life through my relationships my home life my work and social activities I stay home all the time humiliated frustrating and downright unacceptable I feel like my life has been stolen at this point

    Posted on January 5, 2019 at 3:17 am

  • Pamela says:

    My suit settled only it’s been 6 months and I can’t get paid this bladder sling condition is for life and we get peanuts

    Posted on January 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

  • Judith says:

    I just wanted to let everyone else suffering from the pelvic organ prolapse mesh made by JOHNSON AND JOHNSON/ETHICON that my mother, Marcie, passed away from complications 3 months after the revision surgery to remove the mesh implant. The Specialist that was hired to remove and repair the damages told us that removing the mesh was like getting chewing gum out of hair it had completely started to dissolve and attached itself amongst her other pelvic organs. My family is suffering from our loss of my wonderful mother and the grandmother of our children and great grandmother to 5 great grandchildren. She was always a very active woman who was always at the heart of the family and we are missing her greatly. JOHNSON AND JOHNSON/ETHICON DOESN’T SEEM TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT THE FACT THAT SHE PASSED AWAY AFTER HER PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE MESH REVISION SURGERY. IT’S EXTREMELY PAINFUL TO REALIZE THAT THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR LOSS OR THE AMOUNT OF PAIN AND SUFFERING SHE HAD TO ENDURE.

    Posted on February 8, 2019 at 7:51 am

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