Mirena IUD Lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama | Burke Harvey
If you, or someone you love, are experiencing headaches, vision problems or other related symptoms after being implanted with the Mirena IUD, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Mirena IUD releases 20 micrograms of the synthetic hormone levonorgestrel each day. Long-term exposure to this hormone has been linked to the development of PTC.
PTC is a condition which arises when cerebrospinal fluid in the brain accumulates, creating pressure in the skull. This leads to swollen optic nerves. Women who develop PTC may experience severe migraines, memory problems and cognitive impairment. This fluid buildup can also cause swelling of the optic disc which can lead to double or blurred vision, vision loss or permanent blindness.
Those affected by PTC typically report one or more of the following symptoms:
- Severe, migraine-like headaches
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Blurred vision
- Diplopia (double vision)
- “Halo” vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
The manufacturer of the Mirena IUD has failed to alert physicians and patients to the increased risk of developing PTC through the use of its product. As a result, when women are diagnosed with PTC, their physician may not know that Mirena is a related cause or that it should be removed immediately upon diagnosis of PTC.
Since PTC is a relatively rare disorder, it can often take an extended period of time to determine a diagnosis. If you are experiencing the symptoms of PTC, be sure to tell your doctor you have been implanted with the Mirena IUD.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with PTC after using the Mirena IUD, Burke Harvey stands ready to answer questions regarding your legal rights.