Mirena IUD Causing Visual Disturbance Lawsuits
Commonly asked questions about Mirena IUD visual disturbance:
- What are Mirena IUD side effects?
- Does pseudotumor cerebri cause eye problems?
- What are eye complication symptoms caused by Mirena IUD?
- Can I file a Mirena IUD lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Mirena IUD cases?
- How do I start a Mirena IUD claim?
What Are Mirena IUD Side Effects?
Recently, the Mirena IUD implant has been under investigation for causing serious-side effects in some women.
Among many complications, ectopic pregnancy and permanent infertility have been major causes for concern. Recently, however, new emerging evidence has identified Mirena as a possible cause of visual disturbances in some woman after receiving the implant.
One condition, known as papilledema, is marked by swelling of the head of the optic nerve, known as the optic disc. This condition is most notably caused by increased intracranial pressure. In some cases, patients who suffer from papilledema may notice some vision complications.
Does Pseudotumor Cerebri Cause Eye Problems?
Another eye problem believed to be related to the Mirena IUD implant is pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), or idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
The condition occurs when pressure inside the skull increases for no obvious reason. Often, the symptoms of PTC are very similar to that of a brain tumor, however, there is no brain tumor actually present. As PTC worsens, severe swelling of the optic nerve can lead to vision loss. In rare cases, surgery is required to relieve the pressure.
It is believed these vision problems associated with Mirena are caused by the hormone levonorgestrel, which is released by the device in order to regulate birth control.
Currently, there is no warning present on Mirena’s label that indicates a chance of vision complications. The FDA has yet to make any statements regarding this device and the potential visual disturbances.
What Are Eye Complication Symptoms Caused By Mirena IUD?
The most common cause of elevated spinal and brain fluid levels is a tumor. It is for this reason that those with IIH or PTC often suffer symptoms similar to a brain tumor including but not limited to:
- severe headaches
- ringing or whooshing sound in the ears (tinnitus)
- blurred vision
- double vision
- tunnel vision
- light flashes
- pain in the neck or shoulders
The symptoms related to vision are caused by the swelling of the optic disc (also known as papilledema) due to increased fluid pressure. If not treated immediately, these symptoms can last for years, worsen over time, and even cause permanent damages.
Can I File A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the Mirena IUD implant. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
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- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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How Do I Start A Mirena IUD Claim?
Our Mirena IUD lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Mirena IUD lawsuit claims.