Mirena IUDs and Pseudotumor

Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Help Victims of Mirena IUDs

Aggressively seeking full compensation for women harmed by pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension

If you have been implanted with a Mirena intrauterine device and have experienced severe health consequences, you may have a right to pursue compensation for your losses. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is managing defective product lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, and other companies that have produced similarly harmful devices.

Background to Mirena IUD lawsuits

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped plastic implement that a doctor inserts into a woman’s uterus to provide long-term birth control. Some IUDs, such as the Mirena, release a controlled dose of a levonorgestrel, a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, which has been linked to serious health complications. Those complications include pseudotumor cerebri, also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a condition in which an abnormal elevation of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull mimics the effects of a brain tumor.

Symptoms associated with pseudotumor cerebri include:

  • Changes in vision
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Neck stiffness
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Photopsia (seeing flashes of light)
  • Pulsatile tinnitus (ringing and whooshing in the ears)

Since the Mirena IUD was introduced in 2000, more than two million women have had the device implanted, and more than 70,000 have filed complaints with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Costly and invasive procedures to address Mirena IUD side effects

With the fluid buildup behind the eyes, there is a serious risk of permanent blindness. Women suffering from vision problems and other symptoms listed above have sought help from physicians, eye doctors and other specialists. They’ve often gone through the expense of an MRI or CT scan and have been forced to undergo medical treatments that include:

  • Diuretics — Medication to drain fluids
  • Lumbar puncture/spinal tap — An invasive procedure to drain surplus spinal fluid
  • Brain shunt — A surgical procedure to drain fluid built up in the cranium
  • Eye surgery — To repair damage to the optic nerve

If you have been implanted with a Mirena IUD, have experienced any of the symptoms discussed above, and have sought treatment for those symptoms from a healthcare provider, you may be eligible for full personal injury compensation covering your medical bills, lost income, and your pain and suffering. Our mass tort attorneys are aggressively seeking compensation for victims of the Mirena IUD, and we are ready to serve you.

Contact our mass tort lawyers to pursue compensation in your Mirena IUD case

If you had a Mirena IUD and suffered physical side effects for which you sought medical treatment, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is ready to fight for your full compensation. Call us today at (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. For your convenience, we have offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.