MRIs and MRAs are among the most promising diagnostic tools available to physicians today. Unfortunately for a small subset patients, the gadolinium dye used in these tests could lead to a rare but fatal disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). Read on for more information on gadolinium, NSF, and your legal options.
Gadolinium is a chemical present in the dye used in the MRA and MRI diagnostic tests. Tests have shown that up to 95 percent of patients who contract NSF have been exposed to gadolinium in dyes within three months. Patients with kidney disease are at significant risk for this rare condition, which is degenerative and can cause limited mobility, skin tightness or thickening, swelling, myalgia, and other complications. Unfortunately, NSF is not curable.
The FDA issued a warning about the potential link between gadolinium and NSF, but has not yet proven the link between the two. Regardless, gadolinium-containing contrast dyes are still prevalent in the marketplace, and patients with existing kidney problems should not be exposed to this chemical. Affected patients don’t have access to a cure, but they can send a message to drug companies by filing a civil lawsuit that seeks compensation for their injuries.
It can seem daunting or almost impossible to file a gadolinium lawsuit, especially if you are suffering from the debilitating side effects of NSF. However, the right lawyer can not only help you file the lawsuit and gather applicable evidence, but can help you collect financial compensation for costs such as medical treatment, applicable diagnoses and surgeries, physical and vocational rehabilitation, time lost from work, and even the pain and suffering associated with NSF.
Get Legal Help from a Jacksonville Gadolinium Attorney
Have you been injured by gadolinium-containing dyes? Farah & Farah can help. Our Florida gadolinium dye side effect attorneys seek compensation and justice for patients who have suffered serious injuries. Do you want to learn more about a drug injury lawsuit and how Farah & Farah can help? More information is just a phone call away at 877-245-6707. Your case consultation is free and completely confidential.