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Paragard IUD May Be the Cause for Serious Brain Injuries

Posted on 16th April, 2021

by Legal Staff

Medical research reveals a potential connection between copper IUDs like Paragard and a brain injury called pseudotumorcerebri (PTC), also referred to as intracranial hypertension (ICH).

Pseudotumorcerebri occurs when the intracranial pressure increases.

Medication can help with the headaches, but it may prove ineffective and may require invasive optic nerve treatment or even brain surgery in some cases.

If PTC is not diagnosed right away, it may result in irreparable complications, such as blindness. Symptoms associated with the condition are similar to those of a brain tumor, and are most common in women of childbearing age, and include:

  • Agonizing headaches and loss of vision/visual deficiencies (double vision, blind spots, seeing light flashes)
  • Tinnitus, a whooshing sound pulsating with the heartbeat, and ringing in the ear
  • Vertigo - nausea, vomiting, and dizziness
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Difficulties walking
  • Forgetfulness or depression

At times, symptoms that might seem like they have improved can reappear months or even years later. Recent IUD studies have acknowledged a rising number of PTC cases in women using this type of contraceptive method, even non-hormonal ones like Paragard T 380A.

File a Paragard IUD Claim with the Help of Our Resourceful Team

The experts at Atraxia Law are ready to provide their assistance in determining whether you are eligible for compensation due to Paragard injuries and complications.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with or experience symptoms of PTC, we encourage you to fill in our free case evaluation form, and one of our representatives will call you to discuss the specifics of your case.

We are ready to investigate all cases involving threatening Paragard IUD side effects, including pseudotumorcerebri causing severe brain trauma.

With the help of our experienced and dedicated team in determining liability for brain injuries caused by Paragard, you may receive the compensation necessary to cover all your medical care and subsequent losses.