Pseudotumor cerebri is a medical condition that increases pressure on the brain due to excessive levels of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull. This condition produces effects that are similar to a growing brain tumor, often causing severe headaches.
In 1995, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study linking 56 cases of intracranial hypertension (also known as pseudotumor cerebri) and optic disc edema with birth control pills and contraceptive implants containing the hormone levonorgestrel, such as Mirena. Other studies and case reports have linked PTC with exogenous estrogen, progestin-only contraceptive implants, and birth control injections.
If you or a loved one used Mirena, Depo-Provera, Ortho-Evra and were diagnosed with:
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.
Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.
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