Symptoms Following Mirena; What testing do I need and how do I go about getting it?

Among contraception options available on the market today, one of the most prevalent is the intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena. However, despite its popularity, following implantation of the device, many women have reported experiencing troubling symptoms, some of which include: severe headaches; nausea; peripheral vision changes; papilledema (swelling of the part of the optic nerve inside the eye); and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Development of one or more of these symptoms after having received Mirena…

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Mirena IUD: Diagnosing Intracranial Hypertension

Several scientific studies show that the primary hormone in the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD), levonorgestrel, increases the risk of developing Intracranial Hypertension (IH). IH, also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC), is caused by the overproduction of spinal fluid within the skull. The excess fluid puts immense pressure on the brain, triggering warning signs similar to those experienced with brain tumors. Mirena users suffering from IH often endure daily pressure headaches, blurry vision or vision loss,…

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Mirena IUD: The Link between Levonorgestrel and Intracranial Hypertension

Nearly two hundred lawsuits filed by women against Bayer Pharmaceuticals allege that their intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena, causes a condition known as intracranial hypertension (IH), or pseudotumor cerebri. Women all over the United States claim that Bayer was negligent in failing to warn users of the IUD of the potentially disabling side effects related to IH. In fact, Bayer has not provided any warning at all about the possibility of Mirena causing IH, despite studies…

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Essure: The Controversy Behind this Female Sterilization Device

In 2002, Bayer released a permanent contraception device called Essure. The device presented women with the option of having two “soft, flexible inserts” implanted through the vagina and cervix into the fallopian tubes in a “gentle, non-surgical” procedure. Bayer promoted this approach as a drastically simpler alternative to the incision and anesthesia necessary for a tubal ligation surgery. The Essure coil-like inserts were designed to generate scar tissue to block the fallopian tubes, without releasing…

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Scientific Research Confirms Dangerous Risks from Failing to Remove IVC Filters

A Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a dangerous blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or other parts of the body cause this life threatening condition. Several medical device manufacturers developed blood clot filters, called Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters to surgically place in patients to prevent PE’s. Unfortunately, defects in the design of these blood clot filters cause serious injuries by tilting,…

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California Woman Sues Johnson & Johnson, Claims Company Failed to Warn that Talcum Powder Products May be Linked to Ovarian Cancer talcum powder ovarian cancer, johnson and johnson lawsuit, talcum powder lawsuit attorneys, ovarian cancer, baltimore product liability lawyers, baltimore product liability law firm

Thousands of pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson allege that the company failed to warn their customers about the potential link between regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. The most recent talcum powder ovarian cancer case against Johnson & Johnson began this week in St. Louis, MO. The Plaintiff in this case is a California woman that was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012….

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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month ovarian cancer awareness month, ovarian cancer awareness, talcum powder ovarian cancer, johnson & johnson baby powder lawsuit, baltimore product liability lawyers, maryland defective product law firm

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and at The Yost Legal Group we want to help educate you on the causes and treatments of ovarian cancer, as well as provide resources for families that are dealing with this serious illness. By raising awareness and increasing education about ovarian cancer, we can all do our part to help prevent new cases from occurring in the future. About Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer occurs when cells within the…

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Manufacturers of Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal® Ordered to Pay $70 Million in Damages baltimore drug injury lawyers, baltimore product liability lawyer, maryland drug injury law firm, defective drug lawyers, risperdal lawsuit attorneys, drug injury attorneys baltimore, dangerous drugs

Risperdal® is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and other mood disorders. Risperdal® has been linked to dangerous side effects in many users, particularly adolescent males suffering from serious psychological disorders. Unfortunately, many Risperdal® users experienced severe and distressing side effects. One of the most common side effects of Risperdal® use is gynecomastia, a hormonal imbalance that causes adolescent males to develop female breast tissue. Last month, a jury in Philadelphia found that manufacturers…

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Popular Acid Reflux & Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dangerous Side Effects Baltimore dangerous drug lawyers, Maryland defective drug lawyers, proton-pump inhibitor lawyer, PPI law firm, Prilosec lawyers, Nexium lawyer, prevacid law firm, defective drug lawyer, Maryland law firm, Baltimore lawyers

When the stomach produces too much gastric acid, it can enter other parts of the body such as the throat and cause irritation, ulcers and other damage. This burning sensation in the throat or upper chest, which is often referred to as acid reflux or heartburn, impacts millions of Americans. In fact, the National Institute of Health estimates that about 20% of Americans are affected by symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. New scientific evidence…

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The Yost Legal Group Launches new TV commercial Educating Women About the Link Between Talcum Powder Use & Ovarian Cancer talcum powder ovarian cancer, johnson and johnson baby powder lawsuit, baltimore product liability attorneys, talcum powder lawsuit attorneys, baby powder cancer lawsuit, johnson and johnson lawsuit, ovarian cancer lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women for years about the serious health risks associated with long-term use of talcum powder. Research shows that potentially thousands of women that regularly used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products were at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Despite the known link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, J&J continued to sell products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® without warning labels. As of…

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