Gadolinium Side Effects

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosbing Dermopathy (NFD), are serious medical conditions linked to Gadolinium use.  NSF is a difficult condition to treat, and is often fatal.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Gadolinium side effects, contact our Gadolinium lawyers.

Gadolinium (symbol: Gd) is a chemical element frequently used as an intravenous contrast agent during an MRI scan.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved Gadolinium contrast agents include: Omniscan, Multihance, Magnevist, ProHance, Vasovist, Evoist, and OptiMARK.

Although Gadolinium contrast agents have proved useful for some patients, in patients with severe renal failure requiring dialysis there is a risk of a rate but serious illnesses, such as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy, that may be linked to the se of certain Gadolinium-containing agents.

At, our product liability lawyers are presently investigating claims involving Gadolinium side effects.  An experienced Gadolinium attorney can help you obtain compensation for your suffering.  To discuss your potential claim with our Gadolinium lawyers, contact us today.

Gadolinium Health Risks and Side Effects

Gadolinium contrast agents, frequently used in MRI scans, have been linked to serious side effects.

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy)

NSF is a rare and serious syndrome that involved fibrosis of the skin, joints, eyes, and internal organs.  Its cause is not fully understood, but numerous studies have linked it to Gadolinium exposure in patients with severe kidney failure.

Recognizing NSF

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis was originally thought to be a skin condition, leading to thickening of the skin on joints, making movement difficult.  However, NSF has been shown to affect the internal organs, including the abdominal muscles, diaphragm, and lungs – causing serious side effects and possibly leading to death.

Because the effects of NSF are so dangerous, urges anyone who has recently undergone an MRI to watch for the any of the following NSF/NFD symptoms:

  • Skin hardening or tightening
  • Darkening patches of skin
  • Burning or itching sensations
  • Stiff joints/difficulty in movement
  • Pain in ribs or hip area
  • Muscle weakness
  • Kidney/renal problems

Contrast Agents and NSF

Despite passing FDA examination, several contrast agents used in MRIs have been linked to the development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, including:

  • Omniscan
  • Multihance
  • Magnevist
  • ProHance
  • Vasovist
  • Evoist
  • OptiMARK

Gadolinium Lawsuits

While all medications have certain anticipated side effects, a drug manufacturer has a duty to make its products as reasonably safe as possible, and to inform the medical community and the public of known risks associated with its drug.  If a manufacturer fails to do so, they can be held legally responsible if patients are injured as a result.

If you or a loved one have experienced any dangerous Gadolinium side effects, you should first contact your doctor or healthcare professional.  You may also with to meet with an experienced Gadolinium attorney to discuss your options and your right to a legal remedy.  For a complimentary consultation, contact our Gadolinium lawyers today.

Contact an Gadolinium Attorney

An experienced Gadolinium attorney – one familiar with Gadolinium side effects and with the product liability laws that protect you as a consumer – can help obtain fair compensation.  We have extensive experienced with dangerous drug cases.  We can help you too.

If you contact our Gadolinium lawyers for a free consultation, please bring the following information:

  • Prescription records
  • Medical records
  • Diagnosis of any Gadolinium side effects
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Any correspondence with your doctor
  • Any correspondence with your insurance company
  • Bills/records of costs that you have incurred

Our Gadolinium lawyers will represent you intelligently and aggressively.  To speak with a trial-tested Gadolinium side effects attorney, contact today.  We will protect your rights.

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