South Carolina is currently home to 4,679,230 residents, and the women of South Carolina are at risk if they recently have undergone a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using the transvaginal mesh. Like a woven type fabric, also known as a pelvic sling, the trans vaginal mesh is designed to help reinforce the vaginal walls and help those with pelvic and bladder prolapse problems. According to the FDA, who stated in July 2011 that women who used the trans vaginal mesh are at a much higher risk of developing mesh complications than those women who chose an alternative.

All the following cities in South Carolina are included, but not limited to:

  • Charlestown
  • Columbia
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Rock Hill
  • Florence
  • Goose Creek
  • Summerville
  • North Charlestown
  • Greenville
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Anderson
  • North Augusta
  • Maudlin
  • Easley
  • Lexington
  • Conway
  • West Columbia

Due to the fact the product manufacturers did not warn doctors or their patients about the increased risk, there is a chance you may be able to file a legal claim against them. There have been over 1,000 reported side effects within the last 3 years, some fatal. Side effects of the trans vaginal mesh include mesh erosion, pain during sex, general discomfort, infections, vaginal scarring, urinary problems, bladder and bowel problems, and more.

Here is a list of a few hospitals in South Carolina 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.

  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • McLeod Health
  • Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital
  • Roper Hospital
  • AnMed Health

2 Comments

  1. Shirleen Curchoe
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 00:59:38

    I have called a number about a year ago with no further response and I put my name on a facebook site a few weeks ago with no response. Are you for real or to busy to bother? I don’t know if I have a case or not but would like someone to listen to my experience. At a small community hospital named Carolina Hospital System in Florence, S.C. I had a problem with severe urinary incontinence and a cystocele and rectocele that was surgically repaired by an Ob-Gyn doctor. On 9-29-2005 a repair was made and these terms were used: cystocele and rectocele with SUI, Obtryx, TVT used under urethra, and vesicovaginal tissue. I only had short term relief and had surgery again on 3/2012 for urinary incontinence, a possible vaginal- rectal fistula and a rectocele repair by two different physicians one a gyn and the other a urologist. This time I used a different doctors. I believe mesh was used to hold the urethra in a normal position but this time success was obtained. I wish I did not have to have surgery again as it was very expensive as well as painful. Tthis time the surgery was done at Mcleod hospital in Florence, S.C. Again I don’t know if I have a case or not but wouldlike feed back.
    Thank you very much,
    Shirleen
    How will your e-mail show up so i can get it from my spam as i have a high security.

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  2. leanne haskins
    Oct 30, 2014 @ 18:06:47

    I had a bladder sling mesh put in on Aug 27th. 3 weeks later, my urologist found out thru physical exam that I developed vaginal erosion due to the mesh. I had surgery again yesterday for him debreave the outer edges of the erosion, remove a part of the mesh and stitch me back up.
    I am wondering if I have a case to sue the manufacturer of this mesh. I am not interested in suing the doctor as he has done a teriffic job. Please contact me if I should happen to have a case.

    Sincerely,
    Leanne Haskins

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