RISK OF PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRIThe Mirena IUD has been linked to instances of pseudotumor cerebri in individuals who use it. Scientists have evaluated numerous cases and determined that there is a marked increase in likelihood between the two factors. The article stated that Mirena IUD users were seven times more likely to develop pseudotumor cerebri. Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition that affects many different kinds of people, but it is most commonly seen in overweight women who are at child-bearing age. It is named such because it mimics the symptoms of a brain tumor (pseudo means fake or false); pressure on the cranium is increased for no reason, leading to effects that come from seemingly no cause. A tumor would put pressure on the skull and nerves; pseudotumor cerebri also causes the same pressure, which can extend to the optic nerve and ear canal. Eventually, blindness can set in from the amount of pressure being placed on the nerve, and treatment options become limited. A Mirena IUD should not have any effect on vision or cranium pain. If you feel any pain that mimics symptoms of a migraine, cluster headache, or similar, contact a doctor immediately and bring up your IUD. You will be adequately informed of the next step from there.
Factors in Determining the Estimated Value of Your CaseSeverity and Extent of Injuries Suffered: A calculation of current and future medical costs is one of the most important factors in determining the value of your case. Medical expenses will be based on medical diagnosis by a trained physician, medical bills, hospitalizations, and necessity for medication, future medical procedures, and rehabilitation care.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Victims of defective contraceptive medical devices are entitled to full recoveries for loss of wages and a loss of future income due to their inability to work. A vocational expert will be able to calculate not only the monetary amount an individual has lost but also any future loss or reduction in income due to disabilities or inability to work in the same field. Life Impact: Impact on your life is a significant factor in determining the value of your case. Questions that will be asked and must be determined by a jury regarding life impact include:
- How has the injury you suffered changed you?
- How has your life been different as a result of this accident?
- What are you not able to enjoy any longer?
Maximizing the Value of My CaseSo, how do you increase the value of your case? Through our experience, we have identified several key factors needed to boost or increase your personal injury settlement.
- Medical Reports: Make sure the law firm representing you will submit full medical reports to insurance carriers and at fault parties. It is important that your medical reports be evaluated properly
- Assess future medical complications: It is important that you make sure you have fully healed. It most cases it is not advised to start settlement negotiations until you have reached a full or maximum healing potential.
- Be prepared to file: While this is not always the case, your attorney needs to be prepared to file a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is not the same as filing a claim with the insurance carrier.