Gadolinium is a metal which is sometimes used as a contrast agent. When used as a contrast agent, gadolinium is chelated as it is expected to pass through the body quickly; but if administered to individuals who have kidney disease, the excretion takes longer; and if gadolinium becomes unbound, it causes serious health issues.
What are the dangers of Gadolinium?
When administered to individuals experiencing renal failure, nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy may be a side effect of gadolinium chelated contrast agents for MRI examination.
Exposure to GBCAs increases the risk for NSF in patients with acute or chronic severe renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate <30 mL/min/1.73m2), or acute renal insufficiency of any severity due to the hepato-renal syndrome or in the perioperative liver transplantation period. NSF is a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease affecting the skin, muscle, and internal organs. Signs and symptoms of NSF include burning or itching, reddened or darkened patches; and/or skin swelling, hardening and/or tightening; yellow raised spots on the whites of the eyes; joint stiffness; limited range of motion in the arms, hands, legs, or feet; pain deep in the hip bone or ribs; and/or muscle weakness.
If you have experienced harm while taking Gadolinium during an MRI; or were otherwise injured by being administered Gadolinium, you are entitled to compensation. If you or a family member have taken Gadolinium and developed problems, you should seek a free consultation regarding your legal rights. Our Gadolinium lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to obtain compensation from pharmaceutical companies.
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Lawsuits have been filed over Gadolinium. There are indications that has downplayed the known risks of Gadolinium usage. If you have experienced complications, you can act now. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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