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Case Alert: Mirena IUD

If you, or someone you love, is 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 cerebri.

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 even 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
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain

The manufacturer of the Mirena IUD has failed to alert physicians and patients of the increased risk of developing PTC from 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 time period 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.

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