Gadolinium toxicity lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging that Gadolinium caused side effects such as ongoing headaches, bone and joint pain, problems with memory, tendon and ligament pain, thickening of the skin and soft tissues, trouble with walking and movement, blurred vision, and other serious issues.
A recent lawsuit filed by a California man alleges that he was injected with a gadolinium-based contrast dye prior to undergoing an MRI and developed many of these severe side effects as a result. His complaint sets forth that he was not warned about the risk of these serious complications and now suffers from symptoms that include severe pain, hardening of his skin, burning sensations, difficulty with walking, cognitive impairment, and loss of balance. Due to the symptoms he continued to experience, he hired an experienced California gadolinium toxicity lawyer who filed a gadolinium toxicity lawsuit on his behalf.
What is Gadolinium?
Gadolinium is a relatively rare heavy metallic substance that forms in the earth. This heavy metal has been found to have unusual conductive properties, which make it useful in certain diagnostic tests, such as MRIs. Gadolinium is commonly used in contrast dyes that are administered to patients prior to an MRI in order to make structures inside the patient’s body more visible.
Because of its effectiveness, one out of every three MRIs conducted utilizes a gadolinium-based contrast agent. For many years it was thought that gadolinium agents were safe. However, recent reports and scientific studies have revealed that gadolinium can cause serious, long lasting side effects. Many patients who underwent an MRI where gadolinium was administered to them claim they were not warned about these serious health risks.
Why is Gadolinium Dangerous?
Gadolinium is a heavy metal that does not occur naturally in the human body. After an MRI, the substance is supposed to clear out of the body through the urine. However, it has been found that this is not always the case. Many times, gadolinium stays in the body and is retained in certain organs, such as the brain. The substance can be toxic to internal organs and tissue and cause debilitating side effects, such as memory loss, severe pain in the joints, and trouble walking. Lawsuits continue to be filed across the country alleging that patients and doctors were not adequately warned of the potential dangers that gadolinium-based agents can cause.
Contact an Experienced Gadolinium Toxicity Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects after undergoing an MRI with gadolinium contrast dye, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. We are working with experienced gadolinium toxicity lawyers across the country who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file a gadolinium toxicity lawsuit on your behalf. There are no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.