Women pursuing lawsuits over the Mirena® IUD have discovered additional injuries believed to be caused by the Mirena IUD, and other popular birth control products.
According to the Mirena lawsuits, the IUD manufacturer gave no prior warnings to women about these serious complications.
Mirena IUD Lawsuits Identify Pseudotumor Cerebri and Other Serious Side Effects
A recent study shows the Mirena IUD (a.k.a. the Mirena coil) and other brand-name birth control products may be linked to the development of pseudotumor cerebri, also known as a false brain tumor (or idiopathic intracranial hypertension). In addition to the Mirena IUD, the following birth control products were identified in the study:
- Ortho Evra®
Pseudotumor cerebri or false brain tumors can occur when fluid builds up in the skull. This fluid is not released or absorbed at a proper rate, causing increased cranial pressure.
Possible Side Effects From Mirena IUD Pseudotumor Cerebri
Pseudotumor cerebri mimics the effects of a tumor, but is not a tumor.
Women affected by pseudotumor cerebri or false brain tumor will typically suffer from numerous side effects including:
- severe migraines or headaches
- ringing in the ears
- blurred vision
- temporary blindness
- double vision
- blind spots or other visual problems
The visual problems are a result of increased pressure on the optic nerve by the pseudotumor cerebri. For more information on pseudotumor cerebri, please see the following sites:
The Mayo Clinic
Mirena IUD and Birth Control Lawsuits
If you, or someone you know, has the above symptoms or has been diagnosed with a pseudotumor cerebri (false brain tumor), idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or suffers from vision problems after being implanted with Mirena, Nuvaring, or Paraguard, or after taking Yaz, Yazmin, Ocella, Depo-Provera or Ortho-Evra, please fill out the confidential form below or call us toll-free at 1-800-736-9085, as you may have a valuable legal claim.