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:
- Pain during sex
- Mesh erosion
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal scarring
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