Bayer, the maker of Mirena, is now facing lawsuits based on its failure to disclose the risk of developing pseudotumor cerebri. It is believed that Bayer knew about the risk for more than 20 years, but failed to place a warning on it on its label. In 1995, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study linking levonorgestrel, the main ingredient in Mirena, to pseudotumor cerebri. Bayer also conducted its own clinical trial, in which nearly 8% of women developed headaches after using Mirena. Mirena labeling still does not warn of the pseudotumor cerebri risk.
If you or a loved one developed a pseudotumor cerebri while using Mirena, contact one of the birth control side effect lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP. Our team of attorneys has successfully pursued many birth control side effect claims on behalf of hundreds of women throughout North America. Call 1-800-718-4658 now for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Mirena IUD Side Effects
Often we hear about birth control risks such as irregular periods, increased risk of stroke and high blood pressure, but fluid in the brain is not one of them. Unfortunately, some Mirena users have reported developing a condition called pseudotumor cerebri.
Pseudotumor Cerebri is also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, whih causes a pressure increase inside the skull. Sometimes the pressure can be reduced by taking medication, but surgery is often required. This condition mimics a brain tumor but is actually a form of hypertension that causes fluid buildup in the brain. No tumor is present.
Symptoms Of Pseudotumor Cerebri
· Flashes of light
· Neck, back or shoulder pain
· Ringing in the ears
· Memory loss
· Vision loss
How To Join The Mirena Lawsuit?
Contact the Mirena Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen now for a free, confidential case evaluation, by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature, or by completing the contact form on this page. A member of our Mirena Lawsuit Team will contact you to provide a free consultation and to advise you of your legal options.
We never charge an upfront fee for our services. We work solely on a contingency fee basis which means that we only collect a fee for our services if a recovery is made. Time is of the essence as there is a limited timeframe in which to make a claim. Contact the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your potential Mirena IUD claim, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or intracranial hypertension.