An IUD involved in Mirena lawsuit claims may not only migrate away from the uterine wall and require the need for removal surgery, according to women who have filed suit against its manufacturer. It can also cause neurological problems.

According to court documents, a group motion was filed on May 27th by women who allegedly suffered symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) after receiving the birth control implant. The request, which was sent to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) calls for the centralization of similar Mirena brain injury lawsuits in the Middle District of Tennessee.

Dozens of Mirena Lawsuits Allege Brain Injury

Women who claim to have experienced IIH, which is categorized by the rise of cerebrospinal fluid that causes pressure in the skull, may have suffered double vision, temporary blindness and other vision problems, as well as severe migraines and ringing in the ears. A new batch of Mirena lawsuit claimants similarly accuse Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn about the risk for this condition, which is also referred to as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and typically occurs in the presence of a brain tumor, in its marketing of the IUD. In addition to the nine plaintiffs who filed the group motion for a federal proceeding, court records indicate that 65 more claims filed in the U.S. allege non-stroke neurological problems.

Among other things, attorneys involved in the motion say Bayer’s lack of warning about brain injuries caused by the IUD may lead to the worsening of such problems.

“Once a patient’s healthcare provider rules out transient cerebral ischemia or stroke as a cause of symptoms of migraine and/or asymmetrical visual loss, the healthcare provide will not typically know or advise a patient with PTC to remove Mirena IUS, which causes or contributes to the development and/or progression of PTC/IIH,” the motion states.

If the JPML approves this request, the newly-formed Mirena litigation will join another created for IUD-related cases in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Cases filed in this jurisdiction were filed by women whose birth control implant spontaneously migrated away from the uterus and into other parts of the body, and caused complications that necessitated removal. Women involved in the litigation also claim to have experienced uterine perforations, ectopic pregnancy, infection and other side effects following insertion by a health care provider, which they also claim to have been inadequately warned about by Bayer.

File a Mirena Lawsuit

Women who may have experienced spontaneous migration of this IUD and other complications may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Call us now to file a Mirena lawsuit at (877) 779-1414.

Published June 4, 2014 by