Birth Control Psuedotumor Cerebri Lawsuit

We are currently investigating a potential connection between birth control and vision loss caused by pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). There is reason to believe that some birth control manufacturers were aware or should have been aware that their birth control product has the potential to cause a condition called Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC). Our current investigation encompasses various forms of birth control including IUDs, pills, implants and shots.

What is PTC?

PTC is a condition associated with increased pressure in the skull from a potential build up of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain. This increased pressure, also known as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) or simply Intracranial Hypertension (ICH), results in symptoms that mimic a brain tumor despite the absence of a tumor. In fact, pseudotumor cerebri literally means “false brain tumor.” The increased intracranial pressure associated with PTC can cause swelling of the optic nerve and result in vision loss.


Pseudotumor cerebri signs and symptoms may include:

  • Moderate to severe headaches that may originate behind your eyes and worsen with eye movement
  • Ringing in the ears that pulses in time with your heartbeat (pulsatile tinnitus)
  • Nausea, vomiting or dizziness
  • Blurred or dimmed vision
  • Brief episodes of blindness, lasting only a few seconds and affecting one or both eyes (visual obscurations)
  • Difficulty seeing to the side
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Seeing light flashes (photopsia)
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain

Do I qualify to file a PTC lawsuit?

You may have a PTC lawsuit if you:

  • Were diagnosed with PTC or IIH during, or immediately after, birth control use
  • Have experienced vision loss resulting from PTC

Contact our team of experienced trial attorneys at McEldrew Young today for a free case evaluation.

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