Mirena IUD (Intera-Uterine Device) Class Action Investigation

Introduced by Bayer in 2000, the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device) is facing a growing number of lawsuits being filed by women who have experienced debilitating and painful complications caused by this form of birth control. Most common allegations claim that side effects of Mirena IUD may lead to a condition called Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) also known as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) as well as perforation or migration of the device. Pseudotumor Cerebri or Intracranial Hypertension is a medical condition that can cause damage to the optic nerve resulting in migraines, visual problems or permanent blindness due to increased pressure on the brain caused by excessive levels of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull. The implanted birth control device can also move around the body, resulting in the need to surgically remove the device. Mirena has been sold as a safe and effective form of birth control. However, thousands of victims nationwide have claimed that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn the general public regarding the severe side effects of the birth control device.

Mirena IUD is inserted in the uterus to interrupt the egg and sperm thus, considered a long-acting form of birth control. The device also releases progestin levonorgestrel, which acts by preventing the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs first and foremost. Researchers are looking into the possibility that the levonorgestrel contained in the birth control device may be causing the dangerous build up of pressure on the brain. PTC/IIH cannot be diagnosed easily thus, can be mistaken for a tumor. Victims claim that the manufacturer should have known the risk between Mirena and PTC/IIH but such information was concealed from both the medical community and consumers, placing their interest in profit first before the safety of the general public. Allegations were also raised that the manufacturer made misleading and false statements to over-advertise Mirena then failed to issue a Mirena recall once the problems experienced by women nationwide was first discovered.

Symptoms of Pseudotumor Cerebri/ Intracranial Hypertension may include:

  • Vomiting or dizziness
  • Moderate to severe headaches
  • Blurred or dimmed vision
  • Brief episodes of blindness
  • Double vision
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Visual obscurations
  • Seeing light flashes
  • Blind spots

If you or anyone you know has experienced PTC/IIH symptoms after having a method of contraception that involve levonorgestrel such as the Mirena IUD, you are encouraged to seek legal assistance aside from medical help since you may be entitled to receive financial compensation to help you recover from any damages caused by such product, please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit