If you or a loved one has suffered from gadolinium toxicity after undergoing an MRI, then you may have a case for a potential lawsuit. Our team of highly skilled attorneys at Fears Nachawati is here to help you navigate through your ordeal and can help you receive a just compensation for damages caused.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that they will require additional warnings about the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) following new evidence about gadolinium retention in the human body.
Gadolinium dyes are injected into patients as a contrast agent to enhance the image generated by an MRI. These dyes, however, may not leave the body as quickly as the drug manufacturers have promised and may be retained by various parts of the body, placing a patient in risk of excess exposure to gadolinium.
This retention can occur in organs and the brain and may lead to a host of side effects and medical problems for those suffering gadolinium retention. This retention could result in gadolinium poisoning a few hours or a few weeks after being injected with the contrast agent, and symptoms often include pain in the arms, legs, bones, or the sensation of brain fog. Those suffering from kidney problems may develop Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, where the gadolinium cannot be removed from the body, and which can be fatal.
Further research is needed on the clinical consequences of gadolinium retention and who is at greatest risk for complications, but health care providers are now required to warn of the possibility of retention for months or even years, even in those with normal renal function.
This warning is too little, too late for those already suffering as a result of complications with gadolinium, and the team of pharmaceutical lawyers at Fears Nachawati is standing by and ready to help if you or a loved one has suffered as a result.
Contact the offices of Fears Nachawati today to schedule your free legal consultation. Our team will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case and the legal recourses available to you. Act now by contacting us through our website or by calling us at (866) 705-7584 to discuss your legal options.