Gadolinium MRI Lawsuits
Mass Torts Filed On Behalf of Injured Patients
Magnetic resonance imaging – more commonly called an MRI –
is used in all sorts of medical practices and procedures as an accurate
way to quickly diagnose internal injuries and some diseases. For years,
MRIs were thought to be safe, but new evidence is suggesting differently
when gadolinium contrast agents are used. Many patients who have been
diagnosed with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) have also undergone
repeated gadolinium MRIs, establishing a link between gadolinium and the
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with NSF and suspect gadolinium
MRIs might be the root cause? You could have the option to create a lawsuit
as part of a mass tort against your medical provider and related healthcare
partners. Thousands of patients all around the country are considering
their legal options, and so should you.
(801) 900-4681 to connect with Lowe Law Group and our personal injury attorneys, who
assist the wrongfully injured nationwide. During a
free case evaluation, we can help determine if you have a valid claim after gadolinium MRIs
caused you harm.
What is Gadolinium & What Side Effects Does It Cause?
Gadolinium is a heavy metallic element with usefulness in specialized circumstances,
such as enhanced contrast for MRIs. Doctors inject a gadolinium compound
near the targeted bodily area. The compound, or contrast media, helps
create better clarity in the resulting MRI, making it simpler to detect
tumors, bone breaks, etc.
Commonly side effects of gadolinium compound injections are:
- Breathing troubles
However, repeated gadolinium use may trigger nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
in some patients. It might also occur after only one use if the patient
is sensitive to gadolinium, or if they have weakened kidneys.
Dangerous side effects of gadolinium contrast media use in patients include:
- Skin malformations
- Joint or muscle stiffness
- Chronic pain
- Blood clots
- Kidney failure
- Heart congestion
Take Action & Seek Justice Today – Call (801) 900-4681
In December of 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
implemented new regulations on gadolinium injections and compounds. The
agency noted a specific likeliness between gadolinium MRI and occurrences
of the otherwise-rare disease of NSF. All healthcare professionals must
be warned by gadolinium contrast media manufacturers of the potential
dangers, and those medical providers must pass the warning along to their clients.
With the FDA warning and the dangers of gadolinium use known, the door
to gadolinium MRI lawsuits has officially been opened. In fact, there
have already been multiple gadolinium lawsuits, claims, and mass torts
against major pharmaceutical companies. In 2013, a single plaintiff was
awarded $5 million by a jury verdict in a case brought against GE Healthcare
for the negligent use of gadolinium and the lack of warning given to patients.
Find out if you have a valid gadolinium MRI claim or mass tort option today.
Contact Lowe Law Group to get started today. Remember: we help clients all around the country
fight for justice and maximized compensation.