If you are a women living in Iowa and have recently underwent a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery and used a transvaginal mesh, you may be at risk. A transvaginal mesh implant is also known as a pelvic sling, and is designed to help reinforce the walls of the vagina. It is a woven fabric to help treat patients with bladder and pelvic prolapse. If you live in any of the following cities in Iowa, In July of 2011, the FDA had announced patients who were using a surgical mesh are at a higher risk for developing mesh complications than those who chose other treatments. Failure to warn patients and doctors of the increased risk by the manufacturers has made over 1,000 reports come forward in the last 3 years of serious and life threatening side effects.

Serious side effects of the transvaginal mesh include:

  • Bleeding
  • Discomfort
  • Pain during sex
  • Mesh erosion
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal scarring
If you have had a pelvic organ repair surgery and are experience any of these serious symptoms, you may be eligible to file a claim to gain compensation for medical bills, pain, and suffering. Contact an Iowa transvaginal mesh lawsuit lawyer right away to see if you have a case.

Below is a list of some of the hospitals in Iowa where you may have had your surgery. This is a partial list so even if the hospital you had your procedure at is not in this list, you may still have a case.

  • Cherokee Regional Medical Center
  • Hamilton Hospital
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Orange City Area Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
  • Jefferson County Hospital
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

One Comment

  1. Lisa Kelly
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 16:34:00

    TVT sling Gynecare erosion Feb 2011. Emergency surg. Chronic pelvic pain. Been to 3 + pelvic PT. couldn’t sit, consistently on FMLA go medical care. Tissue is thin, bleeds and I get blisters cause tissue is so damaged. Sling still inside. Doctor removed majority of mesh in Dubuque IA. Had difficulty for provider not wanting to treat me. Been to Mayo and long history of treatment. I can’t continue to let the pain tear my life apart.