Mirena is a type of intrauterine device (IUD) created to prevent pregnancy. Roughly 2 million women use Mirena in the United States for regular birth control, and many have had complaints of severe side effects caused by the birth control device. Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena, has been targeted by multiple lawsuits that claim the company failed to produce a safe product or provide adequate warnings about possible side effects, one of the most dangerous of which is pseudotumor cerebri.
If you have been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or any other serious side effect after using the Mirena IUD, you may have a case as well. Our Mirena injury attorneys at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C., headquartered in Kansas City but taking cases throughout the country, want to help you stand up for your rights during what may feel like a frustrating and frightening time. We are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured victims, and we are not afraid to go up against big pharmaceutical companies on your behalf.
The hazards of Bayer’s Mirena IUD are as various as they are dangerous. There are some common, less-serious side effects, such as menstrual bleeding, dizzy spells, and weight gain. The side effects that should trigger concern in a patient include perforation of uterine walls, IUD migration, and pelvic inflammatory disease. However, research has suggested that the most serious side effect of Mirena IUD use that is pseudotumor cerebri.
Pseudotumor cerebri is a health condition that manifests as increased pressure inside the skull and mimics the symptoms of a brain tumor without any real fleshy tumor forming. It was a relatively rare and unheard of health problem until Mirena IUD usage was linked to it in recent years, and more and more cases were diagnosed by doctors and specialists.
The concern regarding pseudotumor cerebri is heightened due to the fact that there is currently no known cure for the condition. There are ways to alleviate symptoms or stop flare ups but a permanent treatment has not been discovered. For this reason, it is crucial for people who have been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri after using a Mirena IUD to consider filing a lawsuit against Bayer for negligently marketing without appropriate warning labels. In doing so, the word about Mirena’s apparent dangers may be spread around the country, possibly preventing someone from using this defective medical device and suffering pseudotumor cerebri.
If you have suffered from pseudotumor cerebri or any other negative side effects associated with Mirena IUD, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a personal injury or product liability claim against its manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals. A successful case may provide you with compensation that helps pay for medical expenses, lost wages due to medical and health issues, and emotional pain and suffering. Our Kansas City Mirena attorneys are looking into cases for clients around the state and country.
Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. if you think you have a case involving Mirena birth control.