Polypropylene mesh is a device typically implanted to help treat a condition of stress urinary incontinence. However, some women have reported side-effects afterward including pelvic pain, infections, and bleeding. Several formed a support group on social media for encouragement and mutual support. One member of the community lost her fight against the complications caused by transvaginal mesh, as CTV reports.
Four years ago, Chrissy Brajcic was implanted with polypropylene mesh after the birth of her second child to treat a condition called stress urinary incontinence. It was a procedure that Brajcic later claimed left her in severe pain and completely bedridden.
Even after a five-hour surgery to remove the transvaginal mesh, that pain persisted as did frequent infections.
Brajcic made it her mission to get transvaginal mesh removed from the market. Her story was featured on CTV’s W5 in September.
In November, Brajcic was diagnosed with sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection that could cause organ failure.
Brajcic succumbed to the condition on Wednesday, November 29th. Her husband reported that she died of heart failure. Her family is awaiting a toxicology report to see if the transvaginal mesh was in any way related to her death.
Thousands of lawsuits across the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have been filed against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. The devices have been banned in Australia for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. However, mesh products used to treat stress urinary incontinence are not included in the ban.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence also recommended that the use of transvaginal mesh products be banned for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
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