Rhode Island currently is home to 1,051,302 people and women who have had a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using the transvaginal mesh, may be at risk. As of July 2011, the FDA made the announcement that women who chose to use the trans vaginal mesh sling as opposed to others who chose different options, are at a much higher risk of developing mesh complications.

The following towns in Rhode Island include:

  • Providence
  • Woonsocket
  • East Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Cranston
  • Bristol
  • Portsmouth
  • Central Falls
  • Warren
  • Smithfield
  • Lincoln Falls
  • North Kingstown

Designed to help reinforce the vaginal walls, and treat women who have bladder and pelvic prolapse, the transvaginal mesh is a woven type of fabric. In the past 3 years there have been more than 1,000 complaints of serious side effects including, but not limited to:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinary problems
  • General discomfort
  • Vaginal scarring

Since the manufacturers of the product failed to warn patients and doctors of the increasing risk, you may have a legal case and should find a transvaginal mesh lawsuit lawyer in Rhode Island today.

Below is a list of some of the hospitals in Rhode Island 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.

  • Butler Hospital
  • Newport Hospital
  • Miriam Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  • Bradley Hospital
  • Providence VA Medical Center
  • Landmark Medical Center
  • Eleanor Slater Hospital
  • Kent Hospital


  1. Rosa Then
    Sep 09, 2014 @ 16:39:52

    Hi, I’m calling for my mom, she’s an elderly and needs to know if she can sue. She had the transvaginal mesh inserted around 1999, and suffered greatly. Please send me a name for a good lawyer.


  2. Diane St.Amour
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 14:55:49

    I had a Vaginal mesh sling for a prolapsed bladder at in 2008 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London CT. Over the last 2 years or so, I am back to having bladder iincontinence, pain during relations, frequent urinating and vaginal discomfort and irritation. When I had the surgery, the urologist mentioned these mesh slings sometimes don’t hold and are not 100% effective. I am ready to go back to a physician since I am having problems again with incontinence and irritation and uncomfortable discomfort. Please email me with information on a local attorney I can speak with in Rhode Island. I live in Charlestown RI a few towns from North Kingstown, Thank you


  3. Christine Browne
    May 21, 2015 @ 10:31:53

    Please send information. I had a horrible surgery 10 years ago with nothing but pain, scaring and ulcers as a result. Thank you


  4. Michelle gomes
    Jul 14, 2015 @ 23:38:13

    Hi , I had this surgery in Dec 2014 , I have a lot of issues since I had this done … pelvic and groin pain along with lower back and hip pain , some lite vaginal bleeding … it has not gotten any better and now I took I leave of absence from work due to the pain … I would like to have a Consultation to see if I have any rights to go forward with a claim


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