If you are one of theĀ 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:

  • Clarksburg
  • Elkins
  • Dunbar
  • Fairmont
  • Fayetteville
  • Bridgeport
  • Beckley
  • Gary
  • Grafton
  • Glen Dale
  • Hinton
  • Logan
  • Keystone
  • Oak Hill
  • Richwood
  • Vienna
  • Welch
  • Weston
  • Wayne
  • Williamson

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

 

2 Comments

  1. Jeff Lewis
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 20:16:37

    My father had one of these meshes implanted(actually3) at Cleveland clinic. I am looking for a wv attorney to speak with about the situation. He’s the only known male to have had these used.

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  2. heather hall
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 18:24:53

    I have the transvaginal mesh for muscle damage and prolapsed bladder. I have reoccurring bladder infections, blood in my urine frequently, painful intercoarse, the mesh has also cut my husband during intercoarse and I live in chronic pain in my lower back, legs and vagina. I have had a couple surgeries trying to remove the mesh and was told by one doctor that it was removed and it really had not been then another doctor at a different hospital said it was still there and that it is embedded into my bladder and can not be removed because I’d lose my bladder.The mesh was inserted a year after it had been recalled.

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