We are representing victims in California and throughout the country who suffered side effects such as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (N.S.F.) after they were injected with a gadolinium-based contrast agent before an MRI. The purpose of the contrast agent was to clarify the MRI image so the MRI can be read more accurately. Since 2011, there have been published reported side effects of the risks of Gadolinium retention. In 2015, the FDA published its first of many safety warnings regarding Gadolinium. Gadolinium is a toxic chemical. Unfortunately, Gadolinium does not leave the body as quickly as the drug manufacturers represented. It remains in the body for a much longer period of time. Patients are therefore at risk of suffering from excess Gadolinium.
Gadolinium Side Effects
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) is renal (kidney) insufficiency due to gadolinium retention. The retention causes kidney problems including thickening and darkening of the skin, shortening of the muscles and tendons and other similar symptoms. It is an extremely serious condition. If you or a loved one has suffered from this condition please have them contact our offices.
Gadolinium Deposition Disease
This is when a person, prior to the gadolinium injection has normal kidney functioning but after being injected develops painful symptoms in their kidney areas. Gadolinium retention can also cause significant pain in the arms and legs, bone pain, tissue burning, and similar injuries. This is called Gadolinium Deposition Disease. The symptoms must occur within two months of the injection. Many doctors are not aware of this diagnosis or condition. If you or a loved one have these symptoms after receiving gadolinium injection dye please contact our offices. We are actively handling these cases throughout the country.
How Is One Tested for Gadolinium Retention?
Testing for retained Gadolinium is done by a 24-hour Urine Gadolinium Test. You can also request a panel test for Heavy Metal Retention. Please click here to see a sample positive urine test result.
H4: California Gadolinium Lawyers
We and our partners have been filing gadolinium side effect lawsuits against all responsible manufacturers. We believe patients were not properly warned of the risks associated with Gadolinium. Patients were led to believe that Gadolinium would soon leave the body but that is not true. Gadolinium is retained in the body for lengthy periods of time and can cause Gadolinium toxicity or Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis.
Who Are the Manufacturers of Gadolinium Dye?
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For years the FDA has issued various Public Health Advisories warning doctors, manufacturers and the public of the link between Gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans and patients diagnosed with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. We are actively handling these claims in California and nationwide. We intend to prove that the manufacturers did not adequately test their products for side effects including NSF nor warn patients of the length of time Gadolinium actually remains in the body.
In March 2017, The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommend linear Gadolinium agents be removed from the market – including Multihance, Optimark, Omniscan, and Magnevist
How Long Does It Take For Gadolinium Side Effects To Appear?
Gadolinium retention symptoms can occur within a few days after the injection or up to two months thereafter.
Symptoms of Gadolinium MRI Contrast Agents
- Pain and burning sensations
- Deep pain in hip bones and ribs
- Headaches, Memory difficulties, Mental Difficulties
- Muscle weakness
- Limited range of motion due to joint stiffness
- Yellow like jaundice spots on the whites of the eyes
- Burning and itching of the skin
- Reddening or darkened patches on the skin
- Swelling, hardening, and tightening of the skin
How We Can Help
We are gadolinium side effect attorneys and are representing clients and their loved ones throughout the country. We will protect your legal rights. Please contact one of our experienced gadolinium intake staff members who will answer your questions and provide you with the resources you need to know more about the injuries you suffered and how we can obtain compensation for you.
Who Is Nadrich & Cohen, LLP?
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is one of the largest California personal injury law firms with offices throughout the state. Our attorneys are experienced in going up against large corporations and pharmaceutical companies. Our legal teams can successfully handle your case. We have ample resources to take on any defendant. Let us and our partners help. We have cases throughout the country. Please read our reviews.
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