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Mirena PTC/IIH Lawsuit Time-Barred, California Federal Judge Rules, Citing Facebook Post

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A lawsuit alleging that the Mirena birth control device causes idiopathic intracranial hypertension (PTC/IIH) is time-barred under California’s two-year statute of limitations because the plaintiff was aware as early as May 2011 that her device may be linked to her injuries, a federal judge has ruled.

On Jan. 27, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California referred to the plaintiff’s May 26, 2011, Facebook post, in which she stated that after reading the “Mirena Disease Interaction” website, she believed that her PTC/IIH might be connected to Mirena.

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