There are around 824,082 residents living in South Dakota and women who live here and have experienced complications after their pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using the transvaginal mesh are at risk. In July 2011, the FDA made the announcement stating that those women who chose to use the trans vaginal mesh, are at a much higher risk of developing mesh complications than women who used a different alternative. Due to the manufacturers fail to warn of this increased risk to their patients and doctors, people are coming forward filing claims against them to win compensation for any pain that was caused, or medical bills.
The following cities in South Dakota are included:
- Rapid City
- Sioux Falls
- Dell Rapids
- Box Elder
The trans vaginal mesh, which is also sometimes referred to as a pelvic sling, is made to help reinforce the vaginal walls. It also serves in helping women with pelvic problems such as pelvic prolapse and bladder prolapse. Within the last 3 years alone, there have been over a thousand complaints of serious and life threatening side effects. Some of the side effects of the transvaginal mesh sling include mesh erosion, pain during sex, infection, bowel problems, bladder problems, vaginal scarring, bleeding, and more.
Here is a list of some of the hospitals in South Dakota where you may have had your surgery performed. This is only a partial list so even if the hospital you had your procedure at is not in this list, you may still have a case.
- Sanford USD Medical Center
- Brookings Hospital
- Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital
- Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center