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Vaginal Mesh Implants and Types of Female Genital Prolapse

Many women sought pelvic or vaginal mesh implants to help correct Female Genital Prolapse.  The following is a brief list and description of the types female genital prolapse, otherwise known as pelvic organ prolapse, or POP:

  • Cystocele - when the bladder herniates into the vagina.
  • Enterocele -  when the small intestines herniate into the vagina.
  • Rectocele - when rectal tissues herniate into the vagina.
  • Urethrocele - is the prolapse of the female urethra into the vagina
  • Uterine prolapse - is the prolapse of the uterus
  • Vaginal vault prolapse (after Hysterectomy) - is a prolapse of the vaginal vault (the expanded region of the vaginal canal at the internal end of the vagina). 

Up to 10% of the many women to receive pelvic mesh implants to repair damaged tissues, caused by female genital prolapse or POP, will experience complications, pain, or discomfort within their lifetime.  

Unfortunately, your pain may have been a gain for the manufacturers of these synthetic mesh products.  Companies such as C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson may have manufactured these products knowing that they imposed an increased risk of erosion, tearing, and even the return or prolapse at no substantial benefit to the patient.  In other words, the risks didn't justify the benefits, above other safer methods of repair.  

We recommend having a free conversation with a qualified pelvic mesh lawyer.  This will ensure that you understand your options and can make the best decision going forward.  The sooner you act the better, as the statute of limitations may impact what options are available to you.  Financial compensation may be available to those who have been injured.  Cates Law continues to be a leader in complex litigation with a specialty in vaginal mesh cases.

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