Birth control lawsuits allege manufacturers neglected to warn women that contraceptives such as NuvaRing, Depo-Provera, Yaz, Yasmin, and Mirena can cause increased pressure in the skull, a condition known as “intracranial hypertension” that imitates the symptoms of a brain tumor. The condition occurs when the cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the skull increases, and can result in three common symptoms: changes in vision, severe headaches, and pulse-synchronous tinnitus (a whooshing sound in the ear at the same rate as a heartbeat).
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Intracranial Hypertension Information
Intracranial hypertension can either be chronic or acute. Acute intracranial pressure usually follows a traumatic event such as a stroke, aneurysm, or injury. Acute intracranial hypertension is often fatal due to the fact that it has a swift and often unexpectedly onset following an event. Treatment involves surgically removing a portion of the skull to help relieve pressure.
However, in chronic intracranial hypertension, pressure builds up over time, and while the cause can be unknown, it can result from drugs, cerebral blood clots, and injuries. Intracranial hypertension is one of many birth control side effects that women allege they developed throughout the U.S., and while the relationship is not yet fully known, the Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation stated that Norplant, or levonorgestrel, has been identified as a cause of the condition. Additionally, according to the IHRF, the estrogen found in birth control pills may increase the risk of blood clots, which are a cause of intracranial hypertension as well.
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If you or a loved one experienced birth control side effects such as intracranial hypertension, depression, difficulty walking, or changes to your vision, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can evaluate your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you, and we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.