Currently, Tennessee is home to nearly 6,403,353 people and women who have had the pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery using the transvaginal mesh may have a legal case on their hands. According to the FDA as of July 2011, women who chose to use the transvaginal mesh rather than pursue other options, are at a much higher risk of developing mesh related problems. Since the product makers chose not to tell their doctors and patients of the increasing risk, many have come forward with legal claims against the company. Over the last 3 years, there have been at least 1,000 reports of serious and life threatening side effects.
The following cities in Tennessee are included:
- Johnson City
Sometimes refered to as the pelvic sling, a trans vaginal mesh is designed to help women who have pelvic prolapse, bladder prolapse, and other types of pelvic problems. It is made to help reinforce the vaginal walls. Reported side effects include pain during sex, vaginal scarring, mesh erosion, bleeding, bladder problems, and more. If you believe you may be a victim of the transvaginal mesh, find a lawyer in Tennessee to help your case today.
The following is a list of some of the hospitals in Tennessee where you may have had your surgery. 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.
- University of Tennessee Medical Center
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Methodist Hospitals of Memphis
- Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
- Holston Valley Medical Center
- Erlanger Medical Center
- Baptist Memorial Hospital
- St. Thomas Hospital
- Indian Path Medical Center