If you are one of the 1,855,364 residents who are living in West Virginia, and you used the trans vaginal mesh sling after a pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery, you may be at risk. According to the FDA, who stated in July 2011, women who chose to use the transvaginal mesh are at a much higher risk for developing mesh like complications than women who chose to pursue other options.
The following cities in West Virginia are included:
- Glen Dale
- Oak Hill
Since the manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh sling did not warn anybody of this ongoing and increased risk, many are coming forward filing legal claims against the company. Sometimes called a pelvic sling, within the past 3 years, at least 1,000 reports of serious and fatal side effects have been reported. Some of these side effects include but are not limited to: mesh erosion, bleeding, vaginal scarring, infection, pain after sex, urinary problems, and many more.
The following is a list of some of the hospitals in West Virginia 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 might still have a case.
- West Virginia University Hospitals
- St. Mary’s Medical Center
- Charleston Area Medical Center
- Cabell Huntington Hospital
- Davis Memorial Hospital
- Grafton City Hospital
- Fairmont General Hospital
- Jackson General Hospital