Thousands of cases involving health complications have been reported following the implantation of synthetic mesh including pelvic muscle spasms and pain, nerve pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sex, organ perforation and urinary problems. In 2011, the FDA re-classified this synthetic mesh from moderate to a high-risk medical device for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

“A lot of these patients have problems with ambulation or walking,  pain with intercourse, pain with urination and pain with bowel movement. They may have difficulty emptying their bladder or may not be able to urinate at all. So the disability is very severe.” – Michael Hibner, M.D. – Pelvic Pain Specialist