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Rottenstein Law Group Commissions, Publishes Infographic to Educate Public About Transvaginal Mesh, History, Dangers


(New York, NY, March 13, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of surgical mesh implanted transvaginally, has commissioned and published an infographic to educate the public about the history and present dangers of this medical device.

The infographic clearly and succinctly illustrates how several transvaginal mesh products, all of which became the subject of hundreds of lawsuits and were manufactured by different companies, attained FDA approval based on their similarity to a recalled device.
The infographic also features a timeline of significant events in the history of transvaginal mesh, details about the transvaginal mesh injury reports the FDA received prior to issuing a public alert stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh... are not rare,” and statistics illustrating the breadth and scope of the transvaginal mesh-injury epidemic.

On July 13, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning specifically addressing the high incidence of complications occurring as a result of using mesh products and slings to treat stress urinary incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in women. According to that warning, the most consistently reported complication that occurred when using transvaginal mesh to treat POP was erosion: the mesh wore through the vaginal wall and exposed its rough and uncomfortable surface to the patient and her partner. Patients also reported instances of mesh contraction (shrinkage). Other reported side effects of transvaginal mesh included pain, bleeding, infection and urinary problems.

Anyone seeking more information about transvaginal mesh can visit the Rottenstein Law Group’s Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information Center. The site has vital information about the dangers of this medical device, along with easy-to-use social media features that allow for easy sharing on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Visitors are also encouraged to link to their own Web sites and blogs in order to spread the word about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

About the Rottenstein Law Group
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action law suits. For more information, please visit their Web site, or call (888) 9-ROT-LAW.


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