The Mirena IUD, a birth control device implanted in the uterus, is used by 6.4% of women in America. In rare cases, women suffer serious medical complications due to defective Mirena IUD implants. Women suffering from complications due to defective Mirena IUD implants often wonder, “Can I receive compensation for my losses?”, or “How much compensation can I receive for my defective Mirena IUD claim?”.
Miren IUD Implant Linked to Pseudotumor Cerebri
Pseudotumor cerebri, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, is a disorder that mimics symptoms of a brain tumor, although no brain tumor is present. These symptoms can include blindness, ringing in the ears, and severe headaches behind the eyes. The condition places pressure on the brain’s skull and nerves, often reaching the optic nerve and ear canal. If you suffer from these symptoms and have used the Mirena IUD implant, contact a doctor immediately.
Research indicates that women who use the Mirena IUD are seven times more likely to have pseudotumor cerebri at some point in their lives. If you or a loved one suffers from pseudotumor cerebri and have used a defective Mirena IUD implant, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
How to Determine the Value of Your Case
A number of factors play a role in determining your justified compensation. These factors may include the following:
The Severity of Your Injury
The severity of your injury will be calculated in determining your case’s estimated value. For example, someone suffering from blindness due to pseudotumor cerebri will receive higher compensation than someone suffering from minor headaches.
Loss of Income
If you were unable to work and lost income due to your injuries from the Mirena IUD, then you are entitled to not only your lost wages but also your expected loss of future income. This can be calculated by a Pride Legal Personal Injury Attorney, or by a vocational expert.
Pain and Suffering Due to Your Injury
A jury may place a daily monetary value on your pain, based on the level of suffering you experienced. For example, if a jury determined the daily monetary value of your pain and suffering to be $100 and you suffered from such pain for 1,000 days, the value of your pain and suffering would be $100,000.
In addition, changes to your life caused by the injury will be valued. When determining such a figure, the jury may ask you questions such as:
- “What enjoyable activity can you no longer do?”
- “Has your mental health worsened due to the injury?”
- “How has this injury changed your life?”
All past, present, and future medical costs due to the injury must be calculated when determining the value of your case. Keep a record of all medical statements related to your injury including medical bills, hospital bills, doctor’s diagnoses, medication, and rehabilitation bills.
In order to receive an accurate estimated value for your case, contact a Pride Legal Personal Injury Attorney.
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