Women who are currently residents of Oregon and have had a pelvic orgran prolapse repair surgery may be at a higher risk for developing serious injuries. According to the FDA, who announced in July of 2011, women who chose the transvaginal mesh procedure as opposed to other options, are at a greater risk for developing mesh complications. Due to the fact the manufactuers had failed to warn patients and doctors about the ongoing risk of using their product, you may have a legal claim.

The following cities in Oregon include:

  • Salem
  • Eugene
  • Portland
  • Hillsboro
  • Albany
  • Beaverton
  • Medford
  • Springfield
  • Tigard
  • Gresham
  • Redmond
  • Oregon City
In the past three years, there have been at least 1,000 reports of serious side effects including bleeding, pain during sex, urinary problems, and more. The transvaginal mesh is sometimes known as a surgical sling and is made to help women with bladder and pelvic problems. You may be eligible to file a legal claim for your pain and suffering if you are experiencing any of these side effects.

Here is a list of some of the hospitals in Oregon 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.

  • Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center
  • Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend



  1. Erinn Mayer
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 05:01:40

    In Feb, 2010 I rec’d a Caldara Desara vaginal sling for SUI. Approx 6 mos ago, I started having urinary issues, urinary pain, & SEVERE pain during intercourse. Have seen a gyno. surgeon 3x now, tons of $$ on prescriptions, currently have a vaginal ring that releases estrogen for 90 days, to help my vagina heal (sling has grown into my vagina), have disgusting discharge, pain all the time, still have painful intercourse, doctor says at least a year to be “back to normal”… Surgery performed at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon. Currently reside in Culver, Oregon.


  2. Kelly Pisarzewski
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 07:16:49

    Workmates sister died one week ago from this issue. Leaving behind 2 daughters…
    Info needed please!


  3. kathaleen tierney
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 22:15:38

    Hello – I am a 65 year old woman, had the vaginal mesh surgery at OHSU in early 2000. Even with physical therapy it took six months to feel as if I had recovered, and could actually walk upright, and about the same time began having very frequent serious bladder infections, and still do suffer them – although I had not really had any issues with these infections since my 20’s. There is also a great deal of pain during sex at times.

    I have suffered serious IBS, Diverticulits / Diverticulosis, or some other bowel condition, for which I take daily meds, but often, still experience bad spells with this issue. I am never certain what instigates this, and have begun to live my life at home until at least noon, not being able to know how quickly I will need the bathroom. There have been quite a few accidents, and at times, just eating a meal at night causes the symptoms of diarrhea and serious belly pain.

    Worse, for the past year or so, I’ve been having the same issue with bladder leakage that I had the surgery for in the first place.

    I may be 65, but I remain fairly active, and although I could lose 10 or 15 pounds, I’m in great shape for my age – and no one believes I am 65.

    I don’t know if the surgery caused my bowel issues, but between the bladder leakage issues – AGAIN! – I am greatly disappointed — and I do not believe the loss of my beloved job ( I was laid off during my six or seven week recuperation), and very long recovery time was worth it.

    I have only talked with one law firm about this – but would much rather deal with someone local, than with someone in Texas!


  4. Stacey J Freet
    Jun 05, 2015 @ 16:19:21

    Greetings, I did not want to join a class action suit, but would rather work with a local attorney. In 1992, at GSH in Corvallis, OR, I had a bladder sling procedure for stress incontinence. It didn’t help at all, so Dr. Saber repeated the procedure. Then, soon after, I suffered complete prolapse of my uterus. It had fallen nearly out, and the pain was unbearable. My GYN @ GSH elected to perform a vaginal hysterectomy, in 1993. Devastated about this, but still incontinent, Dr. Aaberg attempted a third sling procedure. Very soon thereafter, the top of my vaginal vault came down. At this point, I was referred up to OHSU, where GYN Dr. Kirk performed an open, abdominal approach, to the fixation of the top of the vaginal vault to the sacrospinous ligament with more mesh. I now suffer with multiple problems that I believe are due to all of these surgeries implanting mesh into my pelvis and abdomen. Please contact me, if you would. Thank you so much.
    Stacey Freet, MD


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