Since CTV News first reported on a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of women who say they have had life-altering complications from something called transvaginal surgical mesh sling, more women have come forward with similar complaints.
Jane Dowall is one of those who got the mesh. She says she had no idea she would end up with so much constant pain.
“The pain is like a migraine headache… from the knees to navel,” she says. “Sometimes it is burning, sometimes it is a sharp pain.”
She rarely goes out, she says, and lives on painkillers — the result, she says, of a procedure that was meant to fix her stress urinary incontinence.