If you are one of the 12,742,886 residents who are currently living in Pennsylvania, and have had a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery recently, you may be at risk. Used to help reinforce the vaginal walls and treat bladder and pelvic prolapse in women, the transvaginal mesh is sometimes known as a pelvic sling. In July 2011, the FDA stated that women who chose to use the trans vaginal mesh are at a greater risk in developing mesh complications than those who pursued other options.
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Over the last few years, at least one thousand reports of serious and life threatening side effects were reported by women who used the transvaginal mesh. Some of these side effects include infections, urinary problems, pain during sex, bleeding, mesh erosion, bowel problems, discomfort, and vaginal scarring. Because the manufacturers failed to warn their patients, and doctors, about the increased risk, you may be eligible to file a legal claim to gain financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Here is a list of some of the hospitals in Pennsylvania where you may 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 may still have a case.
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
- UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Allegheny General Hospital
- Lehigh Valley Hospital
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Albert Einstein Medical Center