Are you a woman in Maine who is now suffering mesh complications after undergoing a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery? As of July 13, 2011 the FDA issued an announcement stating that patients who have used a surgical sling are at a greater risk for developing mesh complications than women who pursued other treatments for their surgery. Due to the manufacturers fail to warn doctors and patients about this risk, people are coming forward with reports of serious side effects. In the last 3 years alone, there have been at least 1,000 reported life threatening and serious adverse effects. There are 1,328,188 residents in Maine and if you live in any of the following cities, you may have a case:
Also known as a pelvic sling, the transvaginal mesh implant is used to help women with bladder and pelvic prolapse. The implant is also used to help reinforce the walls of the vagina. Some of the serious symptoms that have been reported include pain during sex, vaginal scarring, bleeding, mesh erosion, infections, discomfort, and others.
Below is a list of some of the hospitals in Maine 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.
- Maine Medical Center
- Eastern Maine Medical Center
- Mercy Hospital of Portland
- MaineGeneral Medical Center