Birth Control Brain Injury

Several popular hormonal birth controls including implants, IUDs, injections, and patches have been associated with increased pressure on the brain. These birth controls may increase a woman’s chances of suffering harmful pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) complications, including severe headaches, permanent vision loss, and the need for frequent lumbar punctures or shunt placements.

If you or a loved one have experienced side effects related to PTC or have been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension after using hormonal birth control, Cory Watson Attorneys wants to help. Our team of personal injury lawyers is dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Give us a call at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form to get started.

Which birth control drugs are associated with Pseudotumor Cerebri?

The cause of most reported cases of pseudotumor cerebri remains unknown, but a possible connection has been found between PTC and the use of progestin-based hormonal birth controls, including:

  • Intrauterine Devices
    • Mirena®
    • Skyla®

What are the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), sometimes called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) or benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), is a serious medical condition occurring when pressure increases inside the skull for no apparent reason. Symptoms of pseudoturmor cerebri (which literally translates to “false brain tumor”) mimic those of a brain tumor, including:

  • Severe headaches or migraines (often described as “behind the eyes”)
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Blurred vision
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Brief episodes of blindness
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Optic nerve swelling (papilledema)

Get the Help You Deserve

If you have experienced serious side effects related to PTC or have been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension after using hormonal birth control, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to recover compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Cory Watson Attorneys, we hold pharmaceutical companies responsible when they produce dangerous products. Companies which are negligent and endanger the public need to be held accountable when their product causes you harm. If you experienced a brain injury or pseudotumor cerebri after using hormonal birth control, call (877) 686-8992 or complete our free initial consultation form online.


Mirena® and Skyla® are registered trademarks of the Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and are used here only to identify the products in question. 

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Odyssea Pharma SPRL, or Merck & Co., Inc.