Mirena® is a form of birth control that was introduced by Bayer and approved by the FDA in 2000 as a long-acting form of birth control that is inserted into the uterus to disrupt the egg and sperm. The device also releases the progestin levonorgestrel, which further acts to prevent pregnancy.
Plaintiffs have alleged that the Mirena IUD causes a condition called “pseudotumor cerebri.” Symptoms of this condition are similar to those seen in individuals with brain tumors. The Mayo Clinic reports the following symptoms resulting from pseudotumor cerebri:
Diplopia (double vision)
Diminished peripheral (side) vision
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Vomiting and nausea
Back and neck pain
Photopsia (seeing flashes)
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Brief episodes of temporary blindness
If you or a loved one have used the Mirena IUD and been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, please contact the defective medical device lawyers at The D’Onofrio Firm, LLC, at once for a free consultation.