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:
- Mount Pleasant
- Rock Hill
- Goose Creek
- North Charlestown
- Myrtle Beach
- North Augusta
- 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