Class action lawsuit against transvaginal mesh makers

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The Winnipeg Free Press reported February 8 that a law firm representing more than 300 Canadian women who have suffered painful complications due to transvaginal mesh implants will file a class-action lawsuit in a Winnipeg court this week.

Manufacturers of the mesh face several recent lawsuits both in Canada and the United States, due to claims of complications from the mesh, including perforation of the vaginal walls, pain, urinary problems, bleeding and the recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence.

The transvaginal mesh is implanted to correct pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which pelvic organs bulge (prolapse) into the vagina, and to treat stress urinary incontinence.

Read the story in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Read more about the transvaginal mesh on Our Bodies, Our Blog.