Our attorneys and legal teams are representing victims in California and throughout the country who suffered side effects and were diagnosed with Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD) after they were injected with a gadolinium-based contrast agent prior to an MRI. Since 2011, there have been published reports documenting risks associated with gadolinium retention side effects.
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. Patients are therefore at risk of retaining gadolinium which can lead to a diagnosis of Gadolinium Deposition Disease.
The Gadolinium Side Effect Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams are representing clients and their loved ones throughout the country who were injected with gadolinium MRI contrast dye and were subsequently diagnosed with Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD).
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with GDD, immediately contact us for a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature, or completing the contact form on this page.
Please Note: Time to make a claim is extremely limited. Therefore, if you believe that you may have a claim, please contact us today. Do not wait.
Gadolinium Side Effects
Gadolinium Deposition Disease
Gadolinium deposition disease (GDD) is a condition that causes those with normal renal function to suddenly develop a variety of symptoms caused by an immune response. Those with a genetic abnormality are most likely to suffer from GDD. The symptoms can begin within hours, days or even months from the time the person is exposed to gadolinium.
Symptoms of Gadolinium Deposition Disease
- Bone Pain
- Burning Sensation In The Tissues
- Mental Confusion, or “Brain Fog”
- Skin Thickening
- Skin Discoloration
Manufacturers of Gadolinium Dye
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1. What is Gadolinium?
Gadolinium is a rare earth metal that is silvery-white in appearance. Gadolinium is often used in radiography because when used as a metal or salt, it absorbs neutrons. As a phosphor, gadolinium is used in imaging. It emits green light, making it very useful for enhancing the imaging quality of X-rays.
2. How long does it take for gadolinium to leave your system?
Gadolinium leaves the body via urine output. For those with normal kidney function, the elimination half-life of gadolinium is about two hours. Therefore, it should fully leave your body within four hours.
3. Has the FDA recalled Gadolinium MRI Contrast Dye Agents?
In December 2017, the FDA required a new class warning for contrast agents containing gadolinium. There is concern about gadolinium remaining in patients’ brains and other parts of the body for months to years. However, the use of gadolinium MRI contrast dye agents continues to outweigh any potential risks. The FDA has not recalled these contrast agents at this time.
There are a few requirements, however. Manufacturers must alert health care professionals and patients about the risk of gadolinium retention. Patients must be given a medication guide, which provides educational information. Manufacturers of gadolinium due agents must also conduct human and animal studies to further assess safety.
4. Why Did The UK Remove Gadolinium Contrast Agents From Market?
Due to safety concerns, the United Kingdom has pulled two of MRI contrast agents off the market. In December 2017, the IV formulations of gadodiamide (Omniscan) and gadopentetic acid (iv Magnevist) were discontinued in the UK. The licenses for these two agents were suspended on February 1, 2018. Radiographers were advised to replace these products with alternatives.
This action was taken by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA sent letters to healthcare providers informing them of the decision to take gadolinium off the market. Any stock remaining after February 1, 2018, was recalled.
5. Are all MRI contrast dye agents unsafe?
No. Health issues such as gadolinium deposition disease have only been linked to linear formulations of gadolinium dye. Other MRI contrast dye agents are safe to use.
6. How Is Gadolinium Deposition Disease diagnosed?
While blood tests may be used to diagnose gadolinium deposition disease, they are not the most reliable. A 24-hour urine test is the most frequently used.
7. What treatments are available for Gadolinium Deposition Disease?
There are a couple ways in which a person can treat gadolinium deposition disease. Medication such as antihistamines and anti-inflammatories can reduce the severity of symptoms. Immune system therapy and re-chelation are two effective therapies. Targeted host-immune-modulator agents can also be helpful for some.
8. Can I File a Lawsuit for Gadolinium Toxicity?
If you began to suffer from gadolinium deposition disease symptoms shortly after an MRI, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. Patients have not been properly warned about the risks of gadolinium MRI contrast dyes. Due to this lack of warning, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible.
To find out if you have a case, call the Gadolinium Lawsuit Team at Nadrich & Cohen now for a free and confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658.
California Gadolinium Lawyers
The Law Firm Of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams have filed numerous gadolinium side effect lawsuits against responsible manufacturers throughout the country. We believe patients were not properly warned of the risks associated with Gadolinium MRI contrast dye agents. Patients were led to believe that Gadolinium would soon leave the body but that is not true. Gadolinium can be retained in the body for lengthy periods of time and can lead to Gadolinium Deposition Disease.
Nadrich & Cohen is one of the largest personal injury law firms in California with several offices throughout the state. Our attorneys have successfully pursued thousands of injury claims on behalf of clients and gone up against some of the world’s largest corporations and pharmaceutical companies. Since the firm’s founding in 1990, we have recovered over $350 Million on behalf of clients.
Our legal teams can successfully handle your case. We have ample resources to take on any defendant. We are contingency lawyers who represent gadolinium dye side effect clients on a contingency basis. This means that we only collect a fee for our services, if a recovery is made. until we obtain a recovery. If we do not obtain a recovery you owe us nothing for our time, costs, expenses or fees.
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