Three women from Saskatchewan, Canada, have created a new website aimed at raising awareness about the severe side effects and problems associated with transvaginal mesh implants. According to a report in CKOM.com, Marika English and Stephanie Brad are among those who started the website because they say they did not want other women to go through with vaginal mesh implant surgery without knowing all the "real risks."
Brad and English speak from personal experience of course. Brad says she received a vaginal mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Brad now says she suffers from excruciating pain.
She has also found since the launch of her web site that she is not alone. A number of women have called and emailed her saying that they did not even realize until they read information on her website that it was the mesh that was causing their problems.
Thousands of lawsuits relating to vaginal mesh implants made by companies such as Johnson & Johnson and C. R. Bard have been filed in U.S. courts. The first vaginal mesh case heard in New Jersey last month resulted in compensatory and punitive damages for the victim. Thousands of other lawsuits are awaiting trial.
As a personal injury lawyer I have heard first-hand the pain these women suffer and the manner in which these their lives have been changed for the worse. Many victims say they cannot sit or lie down. Their sex life is non-existent. They cannot work or earn a livelihood because they are living in constant pain. These victims deserve justice - regardless of their residence or nationality.