UPDATE: Defective Transvaginal Mesh Bladder Slings

Transvaginal mesh bladder slings have been used for years to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in women. But many women who received these transvaginal implants have suffered various types of post-surgical complications within several months of surgery.

Complications From Defective Mesh Implants

Some of the complications associated with defective transvaginal mesh bladder slings include:

  • Bowel perforation
  • Bladder perforation
  • Blood vessel perforation
  • Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal epithelium into the vagina
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Infection
  • Granuloma formation
  • Persistent vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dyspareunia – severe pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal fistulas – abnormal pathways connecting the vagina to organs such as the bladder, colon, or rectum
  • Urinary problems
  • Recurrence of SUI or POP

This past summer the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the risk of problems with the transvaginal mesh bladder slings and other similar products used for pelvic organ prolapse. The FDA even stated that transvaginal mesh bladder sling implants for pelvic organ prolapse have been associated with hundreds of reports of serious complications, yet do not appear to provide any significant benefit over other available means of treatment.


An alarming study published November 19, 2012 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that prolapse procedures using vaginal mesh products rose significantly between 2005 and 2010, as defective transvaginal bladder sling lawsuits continue to be filed in both state and federal court.

Recently, in California there was a $5.5 million verdict for a victim of a defective transvaginal mesh bladder sling. So far, approximately 3,500 transvaginal bladder sling lawsuits have been filed against a number of manufacturers including CR Bard, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon and American Medical Systems. Johnson & Johnson finally withdrew its vaginal mesh bladder sling products from the market.

Lawsuit Funding

Transvaginal bladder sling lawsuit funding is available to victims of defective bladder slings. If you have been injured by one of these devices, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. A pre-settlement cash advance can help pay for living and medical expenses while your lawsuit is pending.

Mesh Lawsuit Funding for Women

Case Funding Inc. is a New York based specialty finance company and industry leader in providing personal litigation and medical funding to TVM Victims. Pre-settlement Mesh funding for revsion surgery assists women who can’t afford the corrective surgery.