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, you may have a valuable legal claim.