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Gadolinium Toxicity Lawsuits On The Horizon – File Now

Drug Injury

Contrast dyes are used in carrying out MRI scans to provide doctors with high contrast imaging of what’s going on in one’s body. These are typically injected into the patient before they are placed inside a MRI device. Over the decades, hundreds of thousands have had contrast dyes administered to check for structural abnormalities for those with hereditary brain diseases, likelihood for the development of cancer as well as those suffering from inflammatory diseases. Contrast dye is typically made from gadolinium, a compound which “stains” tissue in order to bring it into high contrast. Last year, acclaimed actor Chuck Norris filed a lawsuit alleging that the gadolinium-based contrast dye her wife was injected with led to her suffering a number of cognitive issues such as forgetting dates, appointments as well as having difficulties carrying out normal, day-to-day tasks.

Were you injected with gadolinium and then went on to suffer health complications? If you developed a kidney condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or suffered cognitive difficulties, we may be able to help. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensations. These cases will be consolidated into multidistrict litigation events which will afford you higher payouts compared to gadolinium class action lawsuits which are almost unheard of due to the complex circumstances surrounding each case. Call 1 (773) 825-3547 and speak with us for free regarding your MRI dye lawsuit today.

Gadolinium MRI Side Effects – The FDA Orders Black Box Warning 

Late last year, the FDA ordered a black box warning be placed on all contrast dyes used in MRA and MRI exams when it was discovered that those made of gadolinium could worsen the prognosis in individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions such as chronic kidney disease. In particular, CKD patients were more likely to have their skin and joint or connective tissues thicken, resulting in the hindering of movement as well as broken bones. The FDA went on to reiterate that this condition may develop even after one gadolinium agent injection, thereby cautioning healthcare providers to be wary of using it on the above named patients.

Contrast dye agents that contain gadolinium include:

  1. Magnevist from Bayer Schering Pharma
  2. Ominiscan from GE Healthcare
  3. OptiMARK from Mallinckrodt
  4. MultiHance
  5. Prohance, from Bracco Diagnostics

Other gadolinium side-effects include:

  • Gadolinium deposition disease
  • Gadolinium storage condition

Gadolinium deposition disease presents as pain in one’s arms or legs, bone pain, brain fog and the sensation of one’s tissue burning. This may be seen in individuals with adequate renal function, and may occur anywhere from a few hours to a number of weeks after receiving the gadolinium contrast agent injection.

Gadolinium storage condition, on the other hand, refers to the excess exposure to gadolinium, with most of it building up and lingering in tissue in organs throughout the body, causing cardiac arrest, strokes, and seizures.

Call Our Gadolinium Attorneys Today!

In filing a gadolinium toxicity lawsuit, we can help you prove that the manufacturers of these products failed to warn both you and your healthcare provider about the inherent risk in receiving MRI dye injections, thereby exposing you to adverse health events which will cost time and money to treat as well as disrupt your life in a major way. To this end, you may be able to file and recover compensation to help you cover medical treatment costs, lost wages and even apply punitive damages if we can prove that the company purposefully hid information on the dangers of this compound. Please give us a call TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on gadolinium lawsuit settlement details from our dedicated gadolinium attorney. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.