If you are one of the 5,344,861 residents currently living in Minnesota, and are a woman who has undergone pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using a transvaginal mesh, you may have a legal case on your hands. As of July 2011, the FDA had made an announcement which stated that women who have undergone the pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery and used the surgical sling, are at a higher risk for developing mesh complications than a woman who used a different method. Since the manufacturers of the product failed to warn patients and doctors about this ongoing increased risk, you may be able to file a claim against them seeking financial compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses.

This includes all residents of:

  • Minneapolis
  • Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Duluth
  • Rochester
  • Saint Paul
  • Eagan
  • Coon Rapids
  • Apple Valley
  • Plymouth
  • Burnsville

Sometimes called a pelvic sling, the trans vaginal mesh is a woven type fabric which is made to help reinforce a woman’s vaginal walls. It is used to help treat bladder and pelvic prolapse, amongst other pelvic problems. In the past 3 years, the vaginal mesh has been linked to at least 1,000 serious adverse side effects. Some of these side effects include discomfort, pain after sex, mesh erosion, bleeding, and others. If you have experienced any of these symptoms and feel you have a case, contact a Minnesota transvaginal mesh lawyer right away.

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

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • United Hospital of St. Paul
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • Unity Hospital
  • North Memorial Hospital
  • St. John’s Hospital



  1. Karen Palmer
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 14:25:01

    I had surgery in Nov 2004 in which I had 4 slings put in with 2 more surgeries the following year. I had and continue to have multiple problems from these surgeries. I continue to need further surgery but have not wanted to go there seeings I’ve already had so many problems. Could I get information. I had all three surgery’s at North Memorial Hospital.


  2. Susan K. Leonard
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:17:46

    Elevate system implanted in February, 20ll at Abbott Northwestern. Unbeilevable problems!


  3. Lisa W
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 20:55:18

    Had mesh used for hernia back in early 2000s. No feeling or sensation in a 4 x 6 area of skin over the mesh. Had TVMesh pelvic prolapse surgery in 2008/2009 (?) chronic yeast-type infections, pain during intercourse. Incontinence problem was solved by the surgery however. Recovery from surgery was long and painful.


  4. Charlene Pierson
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 21:20:55

    I had surgery in Nov. 2009 where they put in the vaginal mesh. Since the surgery I have extended bloating and constant urgency to go to the bathroom but when I go not much comes out so I have to go more often, sometimes like every 10 minutes. I wake at least 4-5 times a night to go to the bathroom. I have never felt that my bladder is emptying and I have just suffered with this. Now when I have to go there are times I am sure I am not going to make it to the bathroom and sometimes I haven’t but when I go it feels like there is still alot left in my bladder. When I take toliet paper and put pressure below more urine will fill the toliet paper. I have lower right sided back pain and not sure if that is related or not. These symptoms did not start til I had this mesh put in.


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