Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) has been linked to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a neurological side effect that can cause irreversible brain damage, blindness and chronic migraine headaches.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension after using Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: Mirena Lawsuits Centralized in New York
April 26, 2017 – More than 100 federal Mirena lawsuits have been consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2767) in the District of New York. The complaints allege that the levonorgestrel released by Mirena increases the risk of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and benign intracranial hypertension (BIH).
What is Mirena?
Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, Mirena is a small, t-shaped IUD that works by releasing a hormone called levonorgestrel into the uterus. Like other birth control products, Mirena protects against pregnancy by thinning the line of the uterus, thereby blocking sperm from reaching the egg, and by thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the womb.
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Symptoms
IIH occurs when too much cerebrospinal fluid accumulates inside the skull, which increases pressure on the brain. This disorder, which has also been referred to in the medical literature as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), produces symptoms that are similar to a large brain tumor, which can include:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision (diplopia)
- Eye injury (papilledema)
- Buzzing sound in the ears (tinnitus)
- Vision loss
What’s the Problem?
Mirena warning labels do not include information about idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Lawsuits accuse Bayer of withholding this risk information from doctors and patients. In August of 2014, a panel of federal judges denied a motion to consolidate 9 Mirena IIH lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation.
Mirena Side Effects
In addition to being linked to idiopathic intracranial hypertension, the Mirena IUD has been associated with the following serious side effects:
- Device migration
- Perforation of the uterus.
- Embedment in the uterine lining
- Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
- Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis)
- Intestinal perforations or obstruction
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Irregular spotting or bleeding
- Painful menstruation
- Pelvic pain
- Breast tenderness
- Streptococcal sepsis
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Wrongful death
Do I Have a Mirena Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Mirena Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new IIH cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension after using Mirena, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.