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

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The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of surgical mesh that has been implanted through incisions in a woman’s vagina (a/k/a, “vaginal mesh”), has commissioned and published an infographic to educate the public about the history and present dangers of this medical device.

Vaginal Mesh Infographic

The infographic—viewable at —clearly and succinctly illustrates how several vaginal 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 vaginal mesh, details about the vaginal-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 vaginal-mesh-injury epidemic.

The FDA on July 13, 2011, issued a warning specifically addressing the high incidence of complications occurring as a result of using mesh products and slings to treat women’s incontinence, and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). According to that warning, the most consistently reported complication that arose when using surgical mesh to treat POP was erosion: the mesh wore through the vaginal mucosa and exposed its rough and uncomfortable surface to the patient and her partner. Patients also reported instances of mesh contraction (shrinkage). Other side effects that transvaginal mesh patients reported included bleeding, infection, pain and urinary problems.

The Rottenstein Law Group's Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information Center, at, describes all of the issues vaginal mesh victims face and explains their options. It has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about vaginal mesh implants and the dangers of vaginal mesh products. The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and websites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.

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, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices.
The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP
Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
1259 Veeder Drive
Hewlett NY 11557
(212) 933-9500 (office phone)
(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)


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