Pseudotumor cerebri, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, is a neurological condition that occurs when pressure builds in the skull. It’s unknown why pseudotumor happens, but research associates certain birth control medications to its development.
Symptoms of Pseudotumor Cerebri
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms include dizziness, nausea and vomiting, moderate to severe headache, neck, vision problems, and shoulder or back ache. These symptoms often mimic that of a brain tumor and occur most commonly in obese women of childbearing age.
Pseudotumor cerebri can be diagnosed through an eye exam, imaging test, or a spinal tap. If diagnosed with the disease, medication can be used to reduce pressure in the brain and relieve symptoms. If medication fails to work, surgery may be performed in order to reduce pressure build up.
Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuit Information
Attorneys are currently accepting cases in which individuals developed pseudotumor cerebri after using the following levorgestrel-releasing birth control medications: Mirena, Yaz, Yasmine, Beyaz, Ocella, Depo-Provera, Safyral, Gianui, Implanon, Nexplanon, NuveRing and Ortho Evra.
What You Can Do
If you took one of these birth control medications and subsequently diagnosed with pseudotumor, you may be eligible for compensation. To see if you may qualify, fill out your free claim evaluation form today. An experienced legal professional will contact you to discuss your claim after reviewing your information.
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