There are risks associated with common medical tools available to physicians today; one such danger is in relation to a magnetic resonance image (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) contrast agent called Gadolinium. Gadolinium dye has been linked to a serious health condition called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), also known as Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy or NFD. NSF/NFD is a potentially fatal disease with no known cure.
A growing number of lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of patients who have experienced side effects from Gadolinium dye. Gadolinium, utilized in contrast agent Omniscan, is injected into a patient’s veins to yield incredibly detailed images. This kind of radiology is performed to provide pinpoint diagnoses of serious health problems.
Unfortunately, as profiled in gadolinium lawsuits and official government reports, some patients who have undergone Gadolinium imaging have been diagnosed with NSF/NFD. Gadolinium is, after all, a poisonous material that must be applied with the greatest of care. According the Food and Drug Administration, most cases have involved patients with existing kidney problems.
NSF and NFD victims report a development of hardened or rough skin which has hampered or prevented the use of their limbs. In some cases, the condition has been described as potentially fatal. The FDA issued a black-box warning in May, 2007 for Gadolinium dyes.
Our legal team is offering free consultations for victims of NSF and NFD. If you or a loved one have suffered side effects from Gadolinium or Omniscan, you may be eligible for compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other costs associated with these conditions. Contact us today.